Smartphones need to be easier for people with a disability to use and governments through the UN have a role to play

1 March 2023

Smartphones and other information computer systems are notoriously hard to use if you have a disability and the United Nations has a global role to play setting better standards for accessibility, says disability and gender equality advocates in Australia.

WWDA and the Equality Rights Alliance have called on the United Nations (UN) to set up a permanent working group on technology and disability to improve assistive ICT access and affordability.

The call comes as members of WWDA and the Equality Rights Alliance prepare to take part in the annual meeting and side-events of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67) in New York.

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