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 senior citizens.
The toolkit was a result of the Microsoft-supported Smart Cities for All initiative designed to help cities implement smart cities programs and services that engage all citizens across a broad range of areas – employment, public safety and financial services among them.
“As leaders driving digital transformation across business and government, we must make sure the benefits of technology innovation are broadly shared,” suggested Toni Townes-Whitley, corporate vice president of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft.
“The Smart Cities for All toolkit empowers city leaders and urban planners to make their programs truly ‘smart’ by being inclusive and accessible by design.”