WFD Statement on the Adoption and Adaptation of Technologies and Accessibility

Autor/a: World Federation of the Deaf, WFD
Año: 2018
Editorial: WFD
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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WFD promotes the rights of deaf people to participate in society, government and other areas of life as equal citizens. The ever-changing and expanding role of technology on a global scale is impacting the lives of deaf persons. The rapid progress in information and communication technologies (ICT) in most cases is creating a positive impact on the life of a deaf person. The use of various ICT tools that allow for two (or more) way communication such as video, text and cell phones, video and text (telephone) relay services, smart technology and most notably the Internet, has revolutionised interaction opportunities especially for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind people as well as persons with disabilities.