Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Benefits for All

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Webinar convened by the ILO, the UN Global Compact Office and G3ICT

Web accessibility is a precondition for all persons with disabilities to enjoy the use of the internet. Without it, producers of websites, web browsers, content management systems, and other web software may involuntarily exclude millions of users from their potential audience. While there is effort associated with implementing web accessibility consistently, there are many benefits for businesses that are often underestimated.

This webinar will explore this issue in detail by featuring examples from companies on how they have taken steps to assure the accessibility of their content. Issues covered will include: expanding customer base; improving usage for all; search engine optimization; leveraging web developments required for mobile use and compliance. Additionally how web accessibility is linked to the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be reviewed.

This webinar is organized in partnership by the UN Global Compact, ILO Global Business and Disability Network and G3ICT.

The webinar is taking place on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at 3:30 PM CET, 9:30 AM EST. Registration is required to participate. Please register via the United Nations Global Compact page . You will receive a confirmation message together with the instructions for webinar participation.

For more information on the ILO’s Global Business and Disability network, please visit the website: http://www.businessanddisability.org and go to the publications section to consult Disability in the Workplace: Company Practices and Disability in the Workplace: Employers’ Organizations and Business Networks.

To see what businesses are doing on disability inclusion, go to ILO TV at: http://www.youtube.com/ilotv#p/c/73A22D93B709417B and scroll down to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network.