Global legislation, accessibility practices and assistive technology

J. George, Paul Gnanayutham

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent advances in computing and management information systems
EditorsP. Petratos, G. Marcoulides
Place of PublicationAthens
PublisherAthens Institute for Education and Research
Pages319-329
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789606672507
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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