The story "Disabled? There's (More Than One) App For That" aired on 2 June 2016 on Marketplace Business News featuring IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; our IDPP Side Event on Disability and Digital Societies at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-9); and AXS Map's work on new mobile crowdsourcing apps that are pushing for accessibility for the estimated 15 percent of the world's population that lives with a disability, according to the World Health Organization .
“The disability community can really vote with their pocketbooks, so to speak,” states Dr. Cogburn. "It will have an impact on businesses in the same way that Yelp and Travelocity have had on companies."
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