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Why is digital inclusion an important consideration for local government? From a presentation to the Association of Local Government Information Managers, ALGIM, November 2008.

Why is digital inclusion an important consideration for local government? From a presentation to the Association of Local Government Information Managers, ALGIM, November 2008.

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    Digital Inclusion: Why is it important for local government? Digital Inclusion: Why is it important for local government? Presentation Transcript

    • Digital Inclusion Why is it important for local government?
    • Disability is the process which happens when one group of people create barriers by designing a world only for their way of living, taking no account of the impairments other people have.
    • Print disability ( New Zealand Copyright Act 1994)
      • a person has a print disability if he or she—
      • (a) Is blind; or
      • (b) Suffers severe impairment of his or her sight; or
      • (c) Is unable to hold or manipulate books; or
      • (d) Is unable to focus or move his or her eyes; or
      • (e) Suffers a handicap with respect to visual perception.
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    • Inclusion builds participation
      • Social and cultural
      • Education including life-long learning
      • Meaningful employment and business interactions
    • 2006 Census: median income vs highest qualification received
    • Inclusive communications
      • Maximise audience, reduce costs
      • Control accuracy of information and consistency of branding
      • Social responsibility – build internal and external confidence
    • e-Government
      • New Zealand Government Web Standards and Recommendations v1.0 http://www.e.govt.nz/
      • Strong focus on inclusive design
      • Linked with cross-government Digital Strategy: http://www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz
    • Disability Strategy
      • Cross-government
      • “ a framework for removing barriers to disabled people's full participation in society”
      • Government departments report annually on progress towards inclusion
    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      • … States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, … to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems … From Article 9, Accessibility
    • Human Rights Act 1993
      • It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of disability in any of the prohibited areas of public life.
      • Reasonable accommodation. If a person requires special services or facilities and it is not reasonable to provide these, then the provider or employer need not provide them.
    • Web standards
      • HTML is designed for universal access
      • “ The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” - Tim Berners-Lee, director of the Word Wide Web Consortium and inventor of the World Wide Web.
    • Accessible = searchable
    • Accessible = usable
      • “ The results support accessible design as universal design, of benefit to all users, independent of disability.” - The Benefit of Accessible Design for Able-Bodied Users of the World Wide Web, http://atri.misericordia.edu/Papers/ Web_Accessibility.php
    • Accessible = flexible
    • Accessible = flexible
    • Why is digital inclusion important?
      • Moral: it’s the right thing to do
      • Socio-economic: it increases participation
      • Professional: it allows consistent communications with a broader audience
      • Legal: it’s required
      • Technical: it’s a better way of doing things