Smart Cities Dive: “Smart Cities for All” playbook focuses on accessibility for people with disabilities

Smart Cities Dive: “Smart Cities for All” playbook focuses on accessibility for people with disabilities

Dive Brief:

  • Smart Cities for All — a collaboration between the advocacy groups G3ict and World Enabled — partnered with AT&T to launch the Inclusive Innovation Playbook, which lays out the steps cities and their partners can take to ensure innovation prioritizes accessibility and a commitment to people with disabilities.
  • The playbook outlines five “plays” and related actions that cities can take to bring inclusion and accessibility to innovation. It suggests focusing on people, economic assets, infrastructure, networking and enabling public policies.
  • The playbook follows on the heels of a survey by Smart Cities For All that found 60% of global experts said smart cities are failing people with disabilities. In that same survey, a third of respondents were unsure if people with disabilities could use the products and solutions they are developing, while only 43% of respondents said they had a strong understanding of accessibility and inclusion in their products.

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