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Raise awareness about accessibility

Accessibility: Essential for Some, Useful for All

Elevate your awareness and knowledge by watching these videos, and then share them to promote accessibility within your organization:

A frequent barrier to organizations embracing accessible practices is a deficiency in awareness. Many people within these organizations may possess limited knowledge or even be entirely unfamiliar with accessibility. Some may fail to recognize the significance of their own contributions to digital accessibility, while others might remain unaware of the advantages it offers. By offering a comprehensive introduction to accessibility, aligned with your organization's objectives, you can enhance awareness and ignite enthusiasm for this critical endeavor.

According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

The accessibility of information and the internet is universally recognized as a fundamental human right, as enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and further elaborated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). These rights encompass the freedom to seek, receive, and share information through both digital and offline channels. It's essential to highlight that an estimated one billion people worldwide live with disabilities, making accessibility paramount in upholding these rights. Ensuring equal access to information and online resources is a critical aspect of this endeavor. The growing emphasis on digital inclusion and net neutrality principles serves to reinforce these rights. International resolutions underscore the significance of preserving internet access and freedom of expression online for all, including individuals with disabilities. Moreover, government-imposed internet shutdowns and censorship, which impact millions, face widespread condemnation for infringing on these essential rights. In the digital age, the right to access information and the web is increasingly regarded as a cornerstone of modern human rights frameworks, with accessibility at its core, particularly for people with disabilities.

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