The View from Here: A Call to Action for Universal Design from the United Nations – User Experience Magazine

The View from Here: A Call to Action for Universal Design from the United Nations

On December 13, 2006, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, quietly but forcefully securing a place for accessibility, universal design, and the fundamental principles of usability in international law. The eighth human rights treaty in history and the first of this millennium, it has already been signed by an astounding 144 countries and ratified by seventy-seven, representing over 70 percent of the world population.

Usability professionals need to be aware of its impact on [...]

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