Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the
global issue of equal access to information and communications
technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access
the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as
people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights
instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to
access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights
issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political
participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to
access the highest level of scientific and technological
information; and participation in social and cultural
opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of
technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an
equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing
practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion.
Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies
advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are
established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are
defined but clear technical implementations are not yet
established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction,
disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international
development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine
crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for
people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information
technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and
social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy
Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony
Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja
Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord,
Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan
A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco
Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.
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