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Benefits to Governments

  • Government agencies fund most assistive technologies, but at a high cost per person, reaching only a small percentage of those who need them. The GPII can provide access to more people at a lower cost per person, economizing government expenditures.
  • Government revenues grow when more members of society are productively employed. GPII-based services will offer new pathways to workplace accommodation and inclusion.
  • In countries where technological services for people with disabilities are just emerging, governments can better ensure that disability and literacy access features are available for the diversity of abilities, languages, and cultures in their countries, more affordably. GPII's infrastructure is being designed specifically to support localization (adaptation to different cultures, languages, and fonts.) This allows both support for other countries’ efforts in the area, and a way to benefit from other countries’ efforts in improving the GPII technologies themselves.
  • GPII's global development will be fostered by collaboration among national and international programs. By developing common code, delivery, and support technologies, the cost to all countries can be reduced.
  • National disability policies and practices play a large part in how services are delivered to people with disabilities. GPII will enable adherence to national policies and service frameworks by embedding them into how GPII-based services are implemented and managed in individual countries.