United Nations workshop examines vision impairment Internet issues

Monday, 8 February 2010 11:14am

The United Nations has concluded a four-day workshop in Geneva which investigated ways to improve access to the Internet for people who are blind or vision impaired.

The workshop, which featured approximately 200 experts in the area of Internet accessibility from around the world, identified the medium as a ‘powerful equaliser’ in addressing issues relating to educational opportunities and employment.

One of the key recommendations from the workshop was the need to ensure that international copyright laws do not prevent people who are blind or vision impaired from using accessible electronic information.

Further information on the workshop can be found on the United Nations website.


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