Join us online at 9:30 am on April 24 ET in three ways:
- Tweet with #InclusionMatters
- Watch the YouTube livestream
- Watch on WebEx (Meeting password: 3pXg8F9j | Meeting number: 731592907)
Disruptive technologies such as the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, and big data can radically change how persons across the spectrum of disabilities control and interact with their surroundings, access and create information, and manage and receive services. Digital technologies are a catalyst for promoting equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities in all aspects of life, including independent living, education, employment, access to financial services, and disaster risk management. When digital development is not inclusive of persons with disabilities, existing social and economic barriers may persist, and new barriers may arise, leading to an uneven distribution of benefits among all people in society.
On April 24th, 2018, speakers from Microsoft, AT&T, Benetech, World Enabled, G3ict, USAID, and the World Bank Group will showcase the potential of technology for disability inclusion in development, present pioneering innovations that are solving real-world problems, and discuss practical ways to implement technology solutions in resource-limited contexts.