This paper surveys the international legislation on disability, its local implications on accessibility practices and assistive technology. It also identifies the areas in which international disability legislation remains unimplemented, as well as such cases where existing local legislation is not effectively enforced. Accessibility standards are also discussed with special attention being paid to the relationship between disability and human rights issues. The paper also discuses the need for assistive technology and the role assistive technology has to play to create a global society which includes and disabled individuals as one group of people.
|Title of host publication||Recent advances in computing and management information systems|
|Editors||P. Petratos, G. Marcoulides|
|Place of Publication||Athens|
|Publisher||Athens Institute for Education and Research|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|