The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established a Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability. The initial terms of references for the group are detailed below. Andrea Saks (ITU/TDI Telecommunications for the Deaf Inc.) welcomed the proposal and volunteered to coordinate this effort.


Users of telecommunications and information technology have a varied capability of handling information and the controls of their presentation. The source of this variation lies in cultural and educational backgrounds, as well as on age-related functional limitations, in disabilities, and in other natural causes.