Headline: The same web for all with smarter inclusive digital technology
Sub Head: WITSA and inclusite® collaborating on closing the digital divide
Fairfax, VA: The World Information Technology and Services Alliances (WITSA) and inclusite®,signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to drive awareness and collaboration on Inclusite’s innovative technology solutionand the importance of digital inclusion in achieving a Universal Connectivity and Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age for all people, regardless of age, ability or socioeconomic status.
This collaboration aims to enable and broaden the participation of the entire workforce in the Digital Economy while increasing business opportunities, global integration, personalized experiences, autonomy and empowerment for people with all abilities.
“As a leading voice of the global ICT industry, WITSA vision is to “Fulfil the Promise of theDigital Age” for everyone”, said WITSA’s Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant. “ICT is positively impacting nearly every aspect of human life. Yet, billions of individuals around the globe are not receiving the benefits of enabling solutions such as inclusite®. As an industry, it is our responsibility to put in place the right conditions and solutions to ensure that everyone will have an opportunity to benefit from Digital Age, thus contributing to WITSA’s vision”, continued Dr. Poisant.
“WITSA is extremely pleased to partner with inclusite® in promoting digital inclusion in our industry and throughout society”, stated Ms Yvonne Chiu, WITSA’s chairman. “As a winner of the 2017 WITSA Emerging Digital Solutions Award (WEDS), inclusite® has demonstrated that its solutions, products and services have generated global recognition and delivered positive outcomes in the Digital Inclusion market place”, continued Ms Chiu. “Inclusite’s approach to Universal Connectivity is forward thinking, progressive and distinguishes itself from similar businesses in the digital inclusion industry space”.
“inclusite® has generated global recognition and delivered positive outcomes in the Accessibility industry.”, said Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed., Founder and CEO of My Blind Spot. “inclusite® is committed to providing digital solutions that support the needs of the disability community, guiding their clients in making ICT infrastructures, including websites and mobile apps, usable and functional for all people. The steps they take to ensure accessible digital platforms is the socially conscious thing to do, but equally important, the right thing to do for business.”
“Inclusite’s solution strives for moving beyond compliance and to focus on meaningful user experience”, said Frances West, founder of FrancesWestCo and former Chief Accessibility Officer of IBM. “Its innovative approach of using new technologies such as Cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence allows them to enable access with minimum IT engagement or resources and to scale up enterprise-wide implementation with maximum impact”.
“We live in a digital era in constant transformation enabled by innovative technologies, different needs and experiences”, said inclusite® Vice President, Fernando Pardeiro. inclusite® is the bridge in the Digital Divide and thus impacting the bottom line by generating new jobs, Digital Education, Economic Growth, Social Impact and Universal Digital Access.
The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the leading recognized international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development; facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and services; strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations; and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts.
WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. WITSA makes it possible for its members — ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States — to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information, and present a united position on industry issues.
inclusite® is a smart software solution that improves accessibility and usability of ICT Infrastructures (primarily Websites, Intranets and Applications) without the need of any assistive technology.
inclusite® does not require the modification of existing web platforms to allow access to all people and thus generating a Universal Connectivity. inclusite® also provides a personalized and inclusive experience with multiple interactive ways for everyone to choose how, when and where they want to communicate with the Web.
inclusite® believes that a transcendent solution for Universal Digitalization and Connectivity will depend on companies to engineer disruptive and exponential technologies. Technology is an enormously disruptive force and inclusite® is a compelling example for Digital Democracy: with inclusite® no one is left behind; It’s the same Web for all.