Mexico City and Guadalajara partner with G3ict to track digital inclusion efforts
The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) has announced that two Mexican cities have committed to track their progress and measure their commitment to digital inclusion through the Smart Cities for All project.
A team of experts from G3ict and HearColors, an accessibility consultancy, will work with municipal governments to use the Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model tool (developed by G3ict and its partners) to assess the digital inclusion levels of Mexico City and Guadalajara.
This assessment tool helps cities evaluate the current state of ICT accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities across multiple city functions, including communications, procurement, training, and technology standards. The two cities have committed to leverage resources and expertise to promote ICT accessibility.
“In Guadalajara we are working to be an inclusive city. In the Government Innovation Department, we developed this objective through digital inclusion, promoting accessibility to information technologies, to contribute to the social and economic development of the city,” said Saúl Jiménez, director of governmental innovation in Guadalajara.
“Both Mexico City and Guadalajara are global cities that are taking important steps to be both smarter and more inclusive. G3ict and our Smart Cities for All global initiative want to support their efforts with our tools and resources,” added James Thurston, vice president, G3ict and managing director of Smart Cities for All.