E-accessibility at the Global Level

Accessibility for persons with disabilities has received great attention worldwide, especially after the international adoption of CRPD. Many countries have introduced initiatives to spread awareness about the needs of this social group, to provide services and achieve the principles of inclusion, justice and equality. The diverse issues of digital accessibility have also received significant attention, driven by the technological revolution and the widespread use of the Internet. Advances in mobile communications and smartphones with a wide selection of programmes and applications have helped facilitate access to services and information. Some countries, such as the United States of America and the Europian Union, have played a leading role in consolidating many principles of equality and participation for persons with disabilities, at both the local and international levels. Other countries have taken concrete steps towards the adoption of e-accessibility and the inclusion of persons with disabilities as part of their digital transformation, while others are still lagging behind.