Month: December 2017

Meet two guys on a mission to make smart cities accessible for all

By Laura Ruby, Director, Worldwide Accessibility Policy & Standards, Microsoft on December 8, 2017 Filed under Sustainable Cities The Smart Cities for All Toolkit Resources to help cities be more inclusive: Smart Cities for All: Guide to Implementing Priority ICT Accessibility Standards Smart Cities for All: Guide to Adopting an ICT Accessibility Procurement Policy Smart […]

Empowering the Transformation to a More Inclusive and Accessible World

Microsoft Accessibility BlogDecember 4, 2017 By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN IDPD) serves as an important reminder that globally there are over a billion people with a disability. This year’s theme, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all” is especially relevant to our accessibility efforts […]

Building a global movement for Inclusive Smart Cities…

The theme of today’s United Nations International Day of Disability is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. At the Smart Cities for All global initiative, we see “Transformation” and “For All” as critically important. In June of 2016, Dr. Victor Pineda and I brought together our two organizations, G3ict and World Enabled, to launch a joint effort to ensure that increasing global […]