E-accessibility in the Arab Region

The technological revolution and digital opportunity have had a major impact on many Arab countries. Most of them have adopted ambitious plans to move towards a digital and knowledge-base economy. This achievement is mirrored by the increase in Internet penetration with broadband connectivity and the upsurge in the use of smartphones. E-government programmes in many countries, mainly countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have a world-class maturity level in providing e-services that are accessible to all citizens including those with special needs and disabilities.