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    Erada is Top in the Digital World

    Date published: 21 June 2011

    Multi-channel and multi-device content for savvy citizens and creative use of biometric, wireless and conventional services are the hallmarks of the stellar products which are announced as this year’s winners of the UN based World Summit Award (WSA).

    Also Erada, http://erada.kenanaonline.com/, from Egypt has made it to the group of outstanding best-practise developments. Erada was thus declared WSA winner in the e-Inclusion
    As part of the UN activities following the World Summit on the Information society, the WSA recognizes the outstanding achievements of content designers and application producers in eight categories. It started in 2003 and will continue until the UN review in 2015.

    “All those winning the WSA, from Colombia to India and from Ghana to Lithuania, can be proud as they have shown that great digital contents are produced all over the world and as they have won against over 460 other competitors for this price,”
    states Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the World Summit Award Board of Directors.

    Accordingly the specialized portal Erada addresses People With Disabilities (PWD) significant need related to the knowledge and information empowerment for people with disabilities (PWD) in order to ensure their full participation and inclusion at all levels of society.

    this Portal focuses on catering knowledge, needs, and concerns to PWD in all categories (hearing impairment, visual impairment, Physical impairment, mental retardation, autism, Learning Difficulties) and covers important topics such as terms of disabilities, laws & rights, early intervention, genetic diseases…etc.

    it also provides a web creation & Technical support services to guarantee sustainable knowledge networks of concerned communities

    Winners will present their outstanding products and projects, network with business partners and meet other experts in the field of ICT at the WSA 2011 Winners Events in Egypt, later this year.
    The Winners were decided on by a prestigious Grand Jury in Hong Kong.

    Jury members come from all continents and have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. 
    They evaluated the over 460 submissions from 105 countries on the basis of content and creativity.

    Each UN Member State can only nominate one product per category to the World Summit Award and thus, a lot of countries organise national pre-selection awards prior to the international jury.
    About the WSA
    The World Summit Award (WSA), was started as an initiative by the Republic of Austria as a contribution to the United Nations World Summit on Information Society(WSIS)  and is  organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg. It partners with UN organisations and agencies in the implementation of the Geneva Agenda and the Tunis Action Plan and selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications; to date more than 160 countries are actively involved. Through national pre-selections and contests and a global jury process, WSA demonstrates the local diversity and rich creativity of ICT use.
    WSA is a global hub for everyone who values the crucial importance of local content to make today’s information society more inclusive.

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