Today, Open the Windows held a round table on Digital Inclusion in Macedonia at the Porta hotel in Skopje.

The round table, organized within the Get Online Week campaign, gathered representatives of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA), Faculty of Information Science and Computer Engineering, the Metamorphosis Foundation, educational institutions, civil organizations, schools and individuals with disabilities.

"I recommend that every web solutions developer should use the adjusted web accessibility guide (WCAG), available on the Ministry's web site, to make the web sites accessible" said the Deputy Minister of MISA Marta Arsovska-Tomovska. "People who benefit most from the use of ICT are often the people who are more likely to be excluded from the opportunity to use the benefits that are offered by the new technologies. It is up to as to change that."

"The e-accessible education increases the educational opportunities for students with special educational needs. The introduction of assistive technology in 21 regular primary schools in Macedonia in the last school year confirms this fact", said Magdalena Dimkova-Velevska, special educator at Open the Windows.

The participants were unanimous that now it is the right time to intensify the ongoing efforts and initiatives to improve digital inclusion in the Macedonian society.

All attendees, including Deputy Minister Arsovska-Tomovska, supported the Get Online Week campaign by filling the digital counter.

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