Today’s higher education institutions are not yet inclusive for all.
G3ict research and analysis show that the digital transformation of higher education institutions around the world is not yet fully benefiting persons with disabilities and older persons.
G3ict’s Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model© is helping to change that and make higher education institutions worldwide more inclusive.
In collaboration with higher education institutions and with input by global experts, G3ict and its Smart Cities for All global initiative have developed Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model©.
G3ict’s Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model© is a tool to help higher education institutions worldwide assess and benchmark their level of digital inclusion and ICT accessibility. The tool helps clearly evaluate progress towards achieving ICT accessibility and digital inclusion across a broad range of functions that are important to all universities, like procurement, training, and standards, etc. It defines key performance indicators and metrics to support advancing accessibility and digital inclusion. It lays out 5 distinct levels of maturity for digital inclusion and accessibility progress across multiple dimensions that are important to higher education institutions, i.e. technology, data, culture, strategy, and governance. G3ict’s Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model© supports the development of roadmaps and strategies to grow and mature a university’s commitment to and capabilities on digital inclusion.
With the support and strategic partnership of the Microsoft corporation, G3ict and its Smart Cities for All global initiative are working with partners and experts to pilot the Smart University Digital Inclusion Maturity Model© with leading universities in the U.S. and globally.
If your university is interested in defining how it can be both smarter and more inclusive or if your organization or company is working to make universities more inclusive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.