How to improve digital inclusion and accessibility for girls with disabilities

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A mother whith her disabled daughter
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Highlights

Girls and young women with disabilities face more barriers to digital inclusion compared to their peers, as the gender gap in digital adoption is amplified at the intersection with disability. To drive inclusion, it is essential to design accessible environments in collaboration with people with disabilities so that barriers may be removed and replaced with enablers for access and participation. This is important when thinking about digital spaces and the need for digital accessibility and inclusive design. This guide highlights best practices in inclusion and accessibility of digital solutions for persons with disabilities, particularly girls. It aims to support developers and implementers of digital products and services, so that girls and young women with disabilities may benefit from digital services and platforms. 

 

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UNICEF
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English

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