Building plans; Conversing with ASL; Woman using wheelchair nears moving sidewalk; Children using computer at Community Centre; Person reading Braille

GAATES Call to Action – Urban Dialogue on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environment (GAATES) along with many other leading global civil society organizations, such as WorldEnabled, the Zero Project, Secretaría Técnica para la Gestión Inclusiva en Discapacidades (SETEDIS), International Disability Alliance (IDA), G3ict, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to name a few, have been working together to ensure that the UN Habitat Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda – is inclusive of the needs of persons with disabilities, and fully addresses and explicitly defines Universal Design and accessibility. See the CALL to ACTION below, and the Background information for a ‘snap-shot’ of the issues. GAATES Continue reading…

TetraGear Lights – Kickstarter Campaign

The TetraGear Lights are a special situation where a project created for one individual – in this case, a person with a disability – has been recognized as something that could help many others as well – anyone who rides a bike or uses a baby stroller. In order to create the capacity to mass produce this device and make it available to all that would benefit from it, Tetra needs pre-orders. Please help Tetra to achieve their goal by considering this device for your own safety or the safety of a loved one. Tetra launched a Kickstarter campaign for Continue reading…