New languages, including Arabic and Hindi, to be developed for Smart Cities for All Toolkit

Arabic, Hindi and Marathi versions of the Smart Cities for All Toolkit will be developed, it was announced Thursday by Microsoft, G3ict and World Enabled at the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

“Language should not be a barrier to inclusion,” writes Laura Ruby, Microsoft director of Accessibility Policy and Standards, on the Microsoft Accessibility Blog.

In May, Microsoft joined G3ict and World Enabled at Smart Cities NYC ‘17 to launch the Smart Cities for All Toolkit. The toolkit was developed to provide city leaders around the globe with actionable steps to align their technology initiatives and smart cities programs with their goals to empower people with disabilities and older persons.

“The reception of the toolkit was fantastic, and since then, we have helped launch a version in Brazilian Portuguese,” Ruby says.

To learn more, visit the Microsoft Accessibility Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff