7.2 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiatives

The International Telecommunication Union is the lead United Nations agency for information and communication issues, and it is the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. ITU works to improve the telecommunications infrastructure of the developing world and, therefore, has a specific strategy on accessibility. This strategy focuses on:

  • Making technical design standards accessible,
  • Supporting the rights of persons with disabilities, and
  • Providing education and training on accessible ICTs.