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Information and communications technologies for the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 2018 | Project documents
Publication cover
Author:
Ullmann, Heidi - Jones, Francis - Williams, Robert Crane - Williams, Deirdre
UN symbol.:
LC/TS.2018/48
Pages:
61 p.
Editorial:
ECLAC
Type:
Project documents
Collection:
  • Project Documents, Studies and Research Papers
    • Project documents

Description

This paper examines the ways in which Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) can promote greater inclusion of persons with disabilities. It characterizes the patterns of ICT use among persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean and proposes recommendations and strategies to expand access to and use of ICT among persons with disabilities in the region to harness the potential of these tools to promote greater inclusion. This investigation is based on mixed methods that include the analysis of census data, complemented by interviews, bibliographic review and online searches of legislation, policies and programmes to promote ICT use among persons with disabilities.

Table of contents

Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Disability in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- II. Empowering persons with disabilities through the use of Information and Communications Technologies .-- III. The digital divide: access to and use of ICT among persons with disabilities .-- IV. Inclusive ICT, human rights and other international and regional policy frameworks .-- V. National-level legislation, policies and programmes to promote ICT usage among persons with disabilities .-- VI. Conclusions and recommendations.