Accessible ICT


Information and communications technology (ICT) is a useful tool to improve the lives of persons living with disabilities, by allowing them to participate meaningfully in activities available to the general public, including education opportunities. In the Qingdao Declaration , signed by Ministers of Education at the International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education conference in Qingdao, People’s Republic of China (23 to 25 May 2015), it was stated that ‘all girls and boys have access to connected digital devices and a relevant and responsive digital learning environment by 2030, irrespective of their disabilities, social or economic status, or geographic location.’

In East Africa, many countries’ policy documents have recognized the importance of providing equal education opportunities to persons living with disabilities, as well as including their participation and contribution to the Knowledge Societies. The UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa supports Member States in achieving this goal, by: policy support, Open and Distance Learning opportunities, and accessible teaching and learning materials development etc.

Publications & Videos


UNU Video Presentation on ICT4D Tool

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