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Persons with disabilities should have access, on an equal basis with others, to information and communications technologies and systems. Accessibility is a prerequisite for equality and the ability to act independently in society, in particular for persons with disabilities. Lack of accessibility can place people in vulnerable and marginalized positions.
By embracing innovation, universal design and user involvement, we can create public welfare services that are more accessible, efficient, and responsive to the needs of all citizens. At this side event, the Nordic countries share insight on strategic planning when developing the accessible digital world and on how they see the future.
Among the speakers:
- Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market, Iceland
- Gry Haugsbakken, State Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Equality, Norway
- Guðrún Ágústa Guðmundsdóttir, Political Advisor to the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Iceland
- Thor Thorarinsson, Senior advisor Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Iceland
- Thordur Reynisson, Senior Adviser, Nordic Innovation
Hosted by the government of Iceland and the Nordic Council of Ministers