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Theme page of the World Health Organisation on assistive technologies with a lot of news and information on projects, events, pubications and more. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

GDI Hub is a research and practice centre for disability innovation. It focusses on the following themes: * Assistive & Accessible Technology * Inclusive Design * Culture and Participation * Climate & Crisis Resilience * Inclusive Educational Technology The website offers a wide range of news, publications, events, projects and more. According to GDI Hub, it works [...]

"The Global Report on Assistive Technology presents a comprehensive dataset and analysis of current assistive technology access, drawing the attention of governments and civil society to the need for, and benefit of, assistive technology, including its return on investment. The Global Report sets out ten recommendations for improving access to assistive technology, which in [...]

international; Germany; Austria; Switzerland; Canada; United States
"Contemporary digital media practices developed and employed by people with disabilities is an important and growing research field, which unfortunately has been neglected by German Media Studies. (...) The proposed scientific network will address these urgent topics and map the field by exploring innovative research approaches and methodologies and by establishing and [...]

This is the page of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) on digital education and new technologies in relation to disability and inclusion. The page provide an introduction to IITE\'s aims and activities regarding the topic. Furthermore, it links to a theme page on "ICT for inclusive education" where you can find events, publications and [...]

A short comparison of the concepts of Universal Design, Design for All, and Inclusive Design. The textprovides further links to the Design for All Foundation, to a Universal Design Handbook, an an Inclusive Design Research Centre. The text is part of the "Inclusive Design Toolkit" of the University of Cambridge. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

A short overview over the concepts of Universal Design compared to the Design for All, including further links. The text is only available in German. You can find an English article here (access is subject to a fee). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

This article is in German only. But for English readers, the list of different concepts of Universal Design in Pedagogy (p. 9) can be interesting too, as the designs themselves have English names and a reference to literature is given. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Accessibility is one of the Areas of Action of the "Telecommunication Standardization Sector" of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU is "a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for all matters related to information and communication technologies". DCAD\'s aim is to "ensure that ICT accessibility is included in the [ITU] key debates around [...]

GAATES deals with both digital inclusion and accessibility in (analogue) public spaces and built environments. The website provides information on projects and resources created by GAATES, such as various guides for creating inclusive digital tools, websites, etc. In addition, GAATES offers global news on inclusion and accessibility (both analogue and digital) on a separate [...]

"The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), (...), is to define, promote, improve, and diversify the accessibility profession globally through certification, education, and networking in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content, services, and environments." The website provides many resources, e.g. webinars, [...]

The "Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index" (DARE Index) is published by the The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs ( G3ict). The website linked here provides a lot of resources and background information on the index. Among others, you will find the index and its predecessor published since 2008, country profiles, top performing countries, the progress made by [...]

"Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities (...) Following these guidelines will also often make Web content more usable to users in general." They were published by the World Wide Web [...]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides a list of tools that help evaluate Web accessibility. As there are different definitions of accessibility in different countries, you can filter country specific accessibility guidelines, among others. W3C was created in 1994 as a membership organisation that seeks to standardise techniques in the World Wide Web. [Abstract: [...]

international; United Kingdom
"Digital technologies have transformed daily life. Yet capacity for producing accessible digital tools and services has not kept pace with demand, exacerbating digital exclusion for disabled people and older people.

G3ict develops policies, standards and technical resources for inclusive ICTs together with United Nations agencies. It engages in institutional advocacy, provides training and certification and organises an annual summit. You will find a lot of information on these tasks on their website. Furthermore, you will find an Open Access publications\' section (among others, G3ict [...]

United Kingdom
The Imperial College London\'s project is first of all meant to help making the College\'s own websites more accessible according to a UK regulation as of 2018 on accessibility within public sector bodies. Nonetheless, the tips and guides compiled by the College can also help others in making their websites more accessible and inclusive. You will find links to the regulation [...]

The author of the blog compiles information on Web Accessibility laws and policies in more than 20 countries worldwide. For each country you will find information on the respective discrimination law/policy (because of disability) and on laws/policies concerning communication etc. The name of the law is mentioned and the author gives a short comment. Unfortunately, there are [...]

"The project aims to develop specialized digital accessibility training and accessible e-learning platform to improve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of diverse groups of key stakeholders. The training follows web accessibility standards and enables website developers, designers, managers, and others to respond to the needs of visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive [...]

The EU project "Digital Accessibility" provides six different quizzes that deal with accessible digital platforms and tools. The quizzes address different stakeholders that create, develop, design, implement or evaluate digital content. One more quiz addresses interested people in general and tests basic knowledge about digital accessibility. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The research chair "Disability, Education and Digital Technologyl" is a project by the "research group on Disability, Accessibility, Educational and School Practices" (Grhapes). Grhapes, for its part, is the research unit of the French "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching"(INSHEA). The [...]

The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) was founded in 1983. It aims at improving the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs. ISAAC’s goal is to create worldwide awareness about how AAC can support individuals without speech. ISAAC accomplishes this by sharing information and promoting innovative approaches [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The "Observatory for Adapted Digital Resources" (Orna) was created in November 2007 by the Digital Education Department of the French Ministry of National Education. The "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching" (INSHEA) is in charge of Orna. Orna\'s task is to identify, analyse and evaluate [...]

Quality Matters (QM) is an international network of more thn 1500 organisations in more than 25 countries worldwide. It deals with questions of quality control and management of digital educational resources. We link to a White Paper Series first published by QM in 2020 on digital accessibility and inclusion. The series shares the results of a 2019 survey conducted aming QM [...]

Research in Flanders is a portal run by Flanders Knowledge Area. The website offers some thematic papers on research foci in Flanders, some promotional films on research in Flanders, information on research funding and on some research institutes and centres. The website also has a news section, but which was last updated in June 2015. The thematic papers deal [...]

Canada; international
The Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University is doing research on design and disability. Many of their projects focus on the education area, especially e-learning / new technologies. You will find information on many projects, for example: Project Outside In (Skills Training Program for Youths) , Floe Project (flexible learning for open education), ATutor (Open [...]

The Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) is a multidisciplinary centre of educational research based at the University of Jyväskylä. It is one of the most important centres for educational research in Finland, receiving nearly half of its budget from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the European Commission. Amongst others, it is in charge of the [...]

Israel; international
The "Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies" was created in 2010 and replaced the "Chais Research Center for the Integration of Technologies in Education" (2004-2010). The centre conducts research on the use of new media and technologies in higher education. The website provides some annual reports and information on events (congresses, workshops etc.). The [...]

The platform is run by European Schoolnet, a network of 30 European Ministries of Education. It provides online courses for teachers. The duration and start date is given for each course on the course website. The first two courses provided are: "Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching" and "Future Classroom Scenarios". [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

international; United States
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) was founded in 2002. It conducts research in the field of OER and educational information and communication technologies, advises educational leaders and also produces OER. The website provides a lot of information on projects worldwide, for different educational areas and audiences. ISKME received [...]

Europe; Germany; France; Netherlands; Belgium; Austria; Finland; Greece; Denmark; Ireland; Iceland; Israel; Italy; Lithuania; Malta; Czech Republic; Sweden; Switzerland; Spain; Hungary; United Kingdom; Cyprus; Estonia; Georgia; Latvia; Luxemburg; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovenia; Spain; Turkey
Founded in 1997, European Schoolnet is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. Its main goal is to support the use of and training in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at school and in education. It therefore provides various country intersectional projects and initiatives of ICT-based learning and teaching methods and promotes [...]

The AWTI advises the Government and the Parliament on policies related to scientific research, technological developments and innovation. Knowledge, research and innovation are important for all policy areas. In spite of this, the AWTI mainly relates to the areas dominated by the minister of Education, Culture and Science (science policy) and Economic Affairs (innovation [...]

Amal 1 is a network of more than 128 educational institutions engaged in the advancement of comprehensive and technological education for youth and adults. Located throughout Israel, Amal 1´s schools can be found in Jewish, Druze, Bedouin and Arab communities. The establishment of Amalnet, a computerized communications network encompassing Amal schools, students, teachers, [...]

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