Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

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Jonathan Lazar, Michael Ashley Stein

Year 2017
Pages 360
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Language en
ISBN 9780812249231
File Size 3.47 MB
File Format PDF
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Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities.