The Module on "Assistive Technologies for persons with disabilities" was prepared by Dónal Rice (MSc). Dónal is currently working on a PhD at the Center for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway where this thesis is looking at the right mix of legislative and policy approaches in support of web accessibility. As editor of the ITU/G3ict e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit Dónal continues to collaborate with the ITU on updating and expanding this resource for policy makers on the digital accessibility dispositions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Dónal is the ICT design advisor at the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the Irish National Disability Authority.

The author wishes to thank the following people and organizations who provided information and advice during the development of this module:

  • Fernando Bothelo, Botelho & Paula Consultoria, Brazil.
  • Dolphin Computer Access Ltd, UK.
  • David Andrés Rojas M., Trust for the Americas, USA.
  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict.