ICTs for better ageing and livelihood in the digital landscape
One of the many barriers that persons with disabilities face in accessing employment opportunities is that many career sites and job portals do not contain accessible digital content and have not been designed and developed with ICT accessibility requirements in mind. Employers committed to inclusive employment need to be aware of this. Guaranteeing that job portals meet the necessary accessibility requirements is critical for persons with disabilities to enter and thrive in the labour market.
Cities, societies and communities are increasingly influenced by the evolution of technology. The term âsmartâ is frequently used to reflect technological progress. Additionally, the smart way to build our world is to ensure âSmart for allâ. This means being digitally inclusive and accessible for all people and empowering everyone through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) regardless of their gender, age, ability or their context of use.
This free of charge self-paced course has been designed to be accessible for everyone including by persons with disabilities. To access the course you should previously register in ITU Academy. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become a part of everyone's life as the primary means for communications, information sharing, transactions, education, and entertainment, regardless of one's age, gender, or ability.
- ICT Accessibility course in Arabic-إمكانية الوصول إلى تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات
The training course provides valuable information on how to address the digital inclusion of older persons in the context of the two global megatrends of an ageing population and the exponential rise in digital technologies, which impact each other and will bring related socio-economic changes globally. The target audience of the training course is ITU members, policy-makers, decision-makers and stakeholders who want to strengthen their capacity on how to address the digital inclusion of older persons by building inclusive and age-friendly digital ecosystems and environments.