Vision Australia has proudly become a signatory of the Global Charter for Inclusive ICT Procurement.
By adding our voice to this Charter, Vision Australia, alongside many other organisations, is urging all levels of government across the world to use their purchasing power to support the procurement of accessible technology that suits the needs of all employees.Vision Australia is excited to be part of this global movement designed to enhance employment opportunities for people who face exclusion due to a disability.
More than 20 organisations across the globe have become signatories to the charter, including tech giant Microsoft and many other disability advocacy groups.
Vision Australia believes it is unacceptable that so many people across the globe who are skilled, capable and passionate about contributing to the community are unable to participate as a result of workplaces being ill equipped to support the needs of all employees.
“The introduction of the Australian Standard for the procurement of accessible ICT in March this year was a very positive step towards increasing digital inclusion for people with disability," Vision Australia Policy Advisor Kate Begley said
"However to achieve true inclusion, this standard must be more than just a voluntary one. We believe it must be enforced, monitored and publicly reported on,” she said.
To find our more head to: http://buyict4all.org/global-charter