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Smart Cities for All – New Inclusive Innovation Playbook

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Cities around the world are undergoing a dramatic digital transformation. They are using technology products and smart solutions in creative ways: to allow people to report issues like potholes and broken traffic lights; to create direct and personalized communication channels with residents; to facilitate digital or contactless payments for city services. But according to global studies by Smart Cities for…

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Smart Cities Could Be Lousy To Live In If You Have A Disability

Smart Cities Could Be Lousy To Live In If You Have A Disability

Cities sometimes fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that. Victor Pineda travels the world to make speeches and advise governments on urban planning and development. But when he encounters a touch-screen kiosk, he’s stymied. For people like him, who use wheelchairs and have limited use of their…

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The Partnerships Enabling Disabled City Residents To Better Explore Their Surroundings

The Partnerships Enabling Disabled City Residents To Better Explore Their Surroundings

  As cities work to add technologies to improve residents’ lives and mobility, many are putting a renewed focus on inclusivity and equitable innovation distribution. Yet despite this inclusivity push, experts say people with disabilities remain an overlooked group, especially during city planning processes. “Very few [cities] are thinking about all of their citizens, including specifically, citizens with disabilities,” said…

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Smart Cities For All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model launch

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Atlanta: On Tuesday the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and World Enabled announced that their Smart Cities for All (SC4A) global initiative will develop a new tool to assess and benchmark digital inclusion and ICT accessibility in smart cities. The Smart Cities for All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model will become the first maturity model targeted specifically at digital accessibility…

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Smart Cities 4 All brings focus on Digital Inclusion to Bioneers movement @jamesthu

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Victor Pineda and James Thurston receive award for global activism on behalf of persons with disabilities around the world San Rafael, CA – October 20th: Smart Cities for All, a joint initiative by G3ict and World Enabled, will be participating in Bioneers 2017 – Uprising, calling attention to the need for greater digital inclusion and accessible urban design in cities…

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Why Cities Should Build Smart Urban and #Inclusive Solutions for All @victorpineda

Smart Cities for All meets with Disability Activists in Brasilia

Almost two years ago, I had a phone call with James Thurston, G3ict’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, that would change… Source: Why Cities Should Build Smart, Urban and Inclusive Solutions for All

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Boosting smart city inclusion, Microsoft and partners launch accessibility toolkit

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While sensor-enabled and connected cities will drive government forward, private and public sectors agree that making technology and services accessible to those with disabilities is essential.

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Accessible Smart Cities Initiative

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Accessible Smart Cities Initiative By Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos on 6 February 2017. Posted in Intelligent Cities / Smart CitiesG3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – and World Enabled teamed up to create the Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative.Sponsored by Microsoft, the initiative’s goal is to increase awareness of the role that accessible technology must play in…

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