Read the remarkable stories of persons with disabilities around the world, or share your own story, not only to motivate those who are in a similar position or face similar obstacles, but also to make your voice heard by wider audiences and actors globally. This collection of stories constitutes an important set of case studies and data from which governments, disabled people organizations, other civil society organizations, as well as the private sector can draw to develop informed policies, community actions, and business plans.
Persons with disabilities around the world face several barriers that prevent them from receiving an education, participating in social, political, and social life, and accessing information and knowledge through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Critically, these are some of the necessary facilitators for the advancement of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. The identification of these facilitators constitutes a significant step towards the inclusion of the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities as essential to the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development programmes, policies, resources, instruments, and services.
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