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GAATES Presents Award of Recognition to the Zero Project

GAATES is pleased to announce that the Zero Project is this year’s recipient of the GAATES Award of Recognition, with special recognition given to Mr. Martin Essl, Mr. Jacob Von Uexkull and Mr. Michael Fembek. This award recognizes their leadership in providing the platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices in independent living and political participation (2015), accessibility (2014) and employment (2013), and for facilitating the on-going global implementation of the UN CRPD. GAATES presents an annual Award of Recognition to an individual or organization that has promoted the full inclusion of persons with disabilities through the implementation Continue reading…

GAATES Participating at the Zero Project Conference 2015

The Zero Project Report 2014 revealed “dispiriting results on emergency issues.” In recognition of this fact, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) in collaboration with the Zero Project Conference will be hosting at session on Emergency Preparedness and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR). The vision of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles and Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It does so by researching Innovative Practices and Innovative Polices worldwide that help to improve the lives of persons with disabilities, Continue reading…