STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO Islamabad, in collaboration with Special Talent Exchange Programme (STEP), has recently organized a media sensitization workshop on Enabling Universal Access to Information and Knowledge Platform for persons with disabilities here in Islamabad.
Over 50 media practitioners, representatives and officials of civil society organizations, government, and the UN participated in the workshop and made a resounding appeal for taking concrete steps towards barrier free accessibility to information and knowledge for persons with disabilities.
The workshop aimed at bringing together various stakeholders to raise awareness and learn about ways of improving accessibility to information and knowledge platforms and disability-friendly warning systems through ICTs
In his remarks, Abdul H.A. Hakeem, Acting Directo, UNESCO Islamabad, highlighted the importance of accessibility to information and the importance of giving equal access to everyone, which empowers people to make decisions in their daily lives.