According to the World Bank, approximately 1 billion people worldwide live with a disability, yet many government websites are not designed with an accessibility-first design for multiple platforms (i.e., desktop PC, tablet, mobile phones). This makes it difficult for communications and access to government services and information. There is also a significant divide between those that do, and don’t, have access to the internet, especially in rural and other remote areas. Only 14% of the world’s population will have access to broadband connectivity by 2019, impacting digital literacy and access to critical information.
Goals and Objectives
Make it easy for people with disabilities to create, consume, and communicate with government from any device, and ensure internet access.
Speech output-enabled emails, websites, blog post, or social media pages for full and independent use by individuals with vision or tactile impairments; accessible work and collaboration tools; next-generation, faster and broader network pipes for government use, efficient spectrum management, and the adoption of satellite
Use Case Summary
Accessible design typically delivers a better user experience for everyone, and enabling internet access to those without helps reduce the digital divide and facilitates economic growth.