However the dream scenario could easily turn into a 'nightmare walk down the superhighway' if the needs of elderly and disabled people are not taken into account right from the design stage and within the standardization process.

The reality will probably turn out to be somewhere between these two scenarios, but decision makers certainly have the responsibility and a unique opportunity to reach out to a wider market and ensure that future telecommunications are indeed telecommu nications for all.

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Policies and measures to promote universal accessibility in tourism will be at the centre of the 1st UNWTU European Conference on Accessible Tourism, jointly organized by UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino in November 2014.

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What do we mean when we say "accessibility"? Accessibility is about providing access to information for everyone, regardless of age or ability, so that each individual can realize their full potential. Accessibility professionals are subject matter experts who understand the need for inclusion and address these needs through technology. They have knowledge of accessibility requirements and technology implementation guidelines to provide accessible solutions.

Accessibility should be integrated from the beginning of the product development cycle, when the application or product is in the planning or design phase, rather than later, when retrofitting your product for accessibility can be extremely costly—and sometimes impossible, because part of accessibility development requires attention at the architecture level. This book will guide you through the process of planning for the two critical

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.

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Born by the need to find and share places (bars, restaurants, hotels, parking, …) that are accessible to people with mobility difficulties. With the cooperation of its members are able to build a collaborative and social leisure and tourism accessible

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They are included in this category are related to accessibility products, but they are not classified in the ISO 9999 standard.

ISO/IEC TR 29136-3:2009 provides guidance on the mapping of the set of user needs with the provisions of a particular standard, technical report, or set of guidelines. It provides both basic guidance that should be used for all user needs mapping and optional guidance that may be added to the basic guidance.
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ISO/IEC TR 29138-2:2009 identifies a collection of documents (which it refers to as standards even though they encompass more than traditional ISO and ISO/IEC standards) that provides guidance on meeting the needs of people with disabilities. While its primary audience is standards developers, it can also be helpful for developers of information technology products and services, policy makers, procurers and for accessibility advocates to consider.

ISO/IEC TR 29138-1:2009 identifies a collection of user needs of people with disabilities for standards developers to take into consideration when developing or revising their standards. These user needs are also useful for developers of information technology products and services and for accessibility advocates to consider.
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