Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible #SmartCities

Screenshot-2017-11-14 Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible Cities

Now is the Time to Build Smarter and More Accessible Cities There are currently more than 1 billion persons with disabilities worldwide and the rate of urbanization is increasing throughout the world. By considering the needs of all people, we can design for and ensure that our cities become simultaneously smarter and more accessible. As cities invest in Smart City…

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Smart Cities For All Digital Inclusion Maturity Model launch


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


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


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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AT&T Studies & White Papers Archives -Smart Cities for All


 Smart Cities for All: A Vision for an Inclusive, Accessible Urban Future The purpose of this paper is to highlight the potential for smart city technology to enable benefits for people who are aging and people who are living with disabilities, and to indicate suggested practices for building more inclusive smart cities. …

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How to build inclusive and accessible smart cities for people with disabilities

SMART NYC 2017 with Dr. Pineada

Smart Cities NYC ’17: How to make urban areas inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities Length: 2:00 | May 9, 2017 Every city should have a chief accessibility officer to ensure inclusiveness for people with disabilities, according to Victor Pineda, president of World Enabled, which partnered with Microsoft for the creation of the Smart Cities for All Toolkit Video Source:

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Smart Cities Council | Making smart cities more accessible for people with disabilities and the aging

Concern that the proliferation of smart cites will widen the gap between persons with disabilities, aging communities and the rest of the population is the impetus behind the global Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. Learn more about the effort to infuse accessibility into smart cities programs. Source: Smart Cities Council | Making smart cities more accessible for people with disabilities…

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AT&T report promotes a people-first approach to smart city technologies | Smart Cities Council

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Last month at Smart Cities NYC 2017, nonprofits G3ict and World Enabled launched their Smart Cities for All toolkit to help city leaders, urban planners and technology companies design accessible and inclusive smart cities for all citizens. It contains four tools to help smart cities include a focus on ICT accessibility and the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and…

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