On April 8, SINOPO Project Manager, Prof. Rune Halvorsen, was invited to attend the “International Conference on the Communist Party of China and the Progress on Human Rights in China”, and spoke in the Parallel Session I “Cross-Cultural Perspective: Human Rights Progress in China under the Leadership of the CPC.” His presentation was on the development of digital accessibility for persons with disabilities since the 1990s. He demonstrated the current accessibility policy framework in China and elaborated how China has adopted social regulative policies and redistributive policies to promote the digital accessibility among persons with disabilities. He concluded that, despite notable achievements, China needs more sustainable policy measures in place to further ensure digital products and services available and accessible for persons with disabilities in the near future.
To celebrate the CPC’s 100 years, Jilin University Human Rights Center, together with Jilin University School of Law and Jilin University Center for Jurisprudence Research, organized this conference, with China Society for Human Rights Studies and the Publicity Department of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee as sponsors. Delegates from over twenty countries and international organizations, including scholars and researchers, representatives of mass media, students, governments, research institutions, and civil society organizations, attended this conference. Given the international traveling restrictions, this conference was arranged in a hybrid manner–combining in-person and virtual meeting at the same time.