Month: May 2017

Digital Leadership: Empowerment by Design

May 3, 2017 Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector and Industry I’m thrilled to be speaking today at Smart Cities NYC ’17, the first conference in the U.S. that explores the intersection of technology and urban life. The world is undergoing an urban renaissance as more people move to cities to build […]

Smart Cities for All Toolkit: G3ict, World Enabled and Microsoft Look to Empower Accessible Cities

Microsoft Accessibility Blog May 3, 2017 In collaboration with G3ict and World Enabled, today we are pleased to announce the availability of the Smart Cities for All Toolkit. With support from Microsoft, the organizations launched the Smart Cities for All initiative to define the state of accessible technology in cities worldwide with a focus on closing […]

New Smart Cities for All Toolkit can help cities become more accessible for all

May 3, 2017   |   Suzanne Choney The Smart Cities for All Toolkit, which aims to empower city leaders with information and communication technologies (ICT) resources that will lead to communities that are more inclusive, is now available. With support from Microsoft, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, and World ENABLED launched the […]

Designing Cities That Connect for Everyone

BY JANINE WHITE | MAY 3, 2017 (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File) As more municipal agencies embrace the “smart city” concept — from data-gathering sensors and internet connectivity that monitors day-to-day operations — concerns are growing about whether tech-driven places will be designed for everyone. According to nonprofits G3ict and World Enabled, people with disabilities are being excluded as cities move toward […]