Adaptive, Assistive, Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential in Communities, Workplace

Issued By: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  | United Nations

December 3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

December 3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”. Technology has changed the world, bringing knowledge within reach and expanding a range of opportunities.  Persons with disabilities can benefit enormously from such advances, yet too many lack access to these essential tools. As the international community works to develop an ambitious and inspiring post-2015 development agenda that leaves no one behind, we must harness the power of technology for development for all. Through adaptive, assistive and inclusive technology, persons with disabilities can make the most of their potential in their communities and in the workplace.  Employers can harness technology to create an enabling environment for persons with disabilities to find productive employment and fully use their skills and capacities.

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