The Internet Governance Forum has ended its 2015 event but not without recognizing the importance of digital inclusion. In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
“People living in poverty, women and girls, children, persons with disabilities, older persons, indigenous peoples and marginalized, vulnerable groups lack adequate access to and training in using ICTs and the Internet. (…) [Stakeholders are urged to] intensify efforts to promote accessibility, affordability, education and multilingualism by investing in critical infrastructure and capacity building and by building an open, reliable, safe, secure, stable and inclusive Internet through multilateral and multi-stakeholder global partnerships.” UN News Centre
ITU’s Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues has opened consultations on the topic “Access to the Internet for persons with disabilities and specific needs” and contributions are welcome until January 2016. Click here for more information.