Presentation on theme: "ITU and Digital Inclusion"— Presentation transcript:
1 ITU and Digital Inclusion Committed to connecting the worldITU and Digital InclusionASEAN-ITU Seminar on ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technologies for Equity in Society25-26 August 2014, Bangkok, ThailandMr. Wisit AtipayakoonITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacificwisit.atipayakoon.itu.int1
2 ITU: International Telecommunication Union Founded in 1865; Responsible for issues that concern Information and Communication Technologies.193 Member States, 545 Sector Members, 161 Associates, and 33 Academia.HQs in Switzerland, Geneva; and 4 Regional Offices & 7 Area Office.ITU-RITU-TITU-DITU’s Radio-communication Sector that globally manages radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits that ensure safety of life on land, at sea and in the skies.ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Sector that enable global communications by ensuring that countries’ ICT networks and devices are speaking the same language.ITU’s Development Sector that fosters international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development and improvement of telecommunication/ICT equipment and networks in developing countries.
3 ITU Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland Europe Regional Office ITU: Reaching out to the WorldITU Headquarter: Geneva, SwitzerlandEurope Regional OfficeGeneva, SwitzerlandCIS Area OfficeMoscow, RussiaAmericasRegional OfficeBrasilia, BrazilArea OfficesTegucigalpa, Honduras.Santiago, Chile.Bridgetown, BarbadosAsia-PacificRegional OfficeBangkok, ThailandActing Regional DirectorMr. Sameer SharmaArea OfficeJakarta, IndonesiaHead: Ms. Aurora RubioAfricaRegional OfficeAddis Ababa, EthiopiaArea OfficesYaoundé, CameroonHarare, ZimbabweDakar, SenegalArabRegional OfficeCairo, Egypt
4 ITU: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Responsible for affordable and sustainable access to and use of telecom/ICT infrastructure and applications through assisting members with various development initiatives and projects based on multi-stakeholders' partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region.38 Member States and over 72 Sector Members.Least Developed Countries (13)Low-Income States (9)The Rest (10)D.P.R. KoreaIndiaIndonesiaMongoliaPakistanPhilippinesSri LankaVietnamAfghanistanBangladeshBhutanCambodiaLao, PDRNepalMyanmarTimor LesteAustraliaBruneiChina/Hong KongIranJapanMalaysiaNew ZealandR.O. KoreaSingaporeThailandPNGKiribatiSamoaSolomon Is.TuvaluVanuatuFijiMaldivesMarshall IslandsMicronesiaNauruTongaSmall Islands Developing States (12)
5 ITU Work on Accessibility Digital InclusionPromotion of ICT access and use for the social and economic development of:Indigenous peoplesPersons with disabilitiesWomen and girlsYouth and childrenITU Work on AccessibilityGeneral Secretariat: ITU Accessibility Task ForceBDT (ITU-D): Study Group Question 7/1 “Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and with specific needs”TSB (ITU-T): Study Group Question 26/16 “Accessibility to multimedia systems and services”
6 ITU-T ITU-D Standard making body Coordination among Standard Development OrganizationsResearch & studyITU-DPolicy and regulatory mattersGuidelines, toolkits, and trainingPromotion & awareness raising, Project implementation
8 Making TV Accessible Report Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible ReportMaking TV Accessible ReportExplains, in concrete terms, what we mean by accessible mobile phonesDevelopments in accessible mobile appsBusiness opportunities and case studiesPolicy guidelinesIdentifies ways in which TV can be made more accessibleTimely given the transition from analogue to digital TVPrepared by Peter Looms, Chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility
9 Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report Provides policy guidelines and legal and regulatory frameworkDesigned to help countries develop their own accessibility policies and regulationsModular design includes stand-alone sections on:Model ICT legal, policy and regulatory frameworkModel ICT accessibility framework on public accessModel mobile communications accessibility policy frameworkModel television/video programming accessibility frameworkModel web accessibility policy frameworkModel accessible ICT public procurement policy framework
10 WTDC-14 and Accessibility ITU-D Objective 4 as approved by WTDC-14 is to: “Build human and institutional capacity, provide data and statistics, promote digital inclusion and provide concentrated assistance to countries in special need” Output 4.3 is “Digital inclusion of people with specific needs”WTDC-14 agreed that instead of referring to “people with special needs” the term “people with specific needs” would be used;As per Output 4.3, digital inclusion of people with specific needs, there will be three Regional Initiatives on persons with disabilities: in the ARB, EUR and CIS regionsQuestion 7/1 will address policies and strategies for promoting and implementing services and solutions which provide access to telecommunications/ICTs by persons with disabilities and with special needs, and for people with difficulties mastering reading and writing. This recognizes that people with difficulties mastering reading and writing can often benefit from ICT solutions for persons with disabilities.WTDC-14 also approved WTDC-14 Res. 58 on persons with disabilities, combining contributions from RCC and CITEL
11 Planned ITU-D activities in Accessibility Regional Initiatives on ICT accessibility : Development of training on audio descriptionAsia-Pacific and ASEAN -- ?
12 ITU: Asia-Pacific Regional Initiatives (2015-2018) Special Consideration For LDCs*, SIDSs**, Including Pacific Island Countries, And Landlocked Developing CountriesInitiative #2Emergency TelecommunicationsInitiative #3Harnessing The Benefits Of New Technologies(includes Digital Broadcasting)Initiative #4Development Of Broadband Access And Adoption Of BroadbandInitiative #5Policy And Regulation* LDC: Least Developed Countries** SIDS: Small Island Developing States12
13 I Thank U ITU : http://www.itu.int ITU Asia Pacific :13