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Scheduled Site Maintenance & Updates

Hello GAATES Followers and Friends – Please note: The GAATES Website ( will be down for scheduled maintenance beginning the evening of Friday May 22. The site will be down for 48 – 72 hours.  We thank you in advance for your understanding. Please feel free email us at or  telephone us at +1 613 725 0566  if you have any questions. Thank you

GAATES Announces Special Trust Fund for Accessibility in Re-Building Nepal

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) announces a special fund to support accessible re-building efforts in Nepal. This “Accessible Nepal Trust Fund” has been created to promote and facilitate accessible re-building of the built and virtual environments in Nepal. Funds will be used to assist the Nepalese re-build homes, shops, schools, and other infrastructure damaged by the recent earthquake. GAATES has established a trust account, overseen by the GAATES Finance Committee, to accept donations for the GAATES Accessible Nepal Trust Fund. The GAATES Executive will work through its country representative in Nepal, Mr. Deepak K.C (Architect), to Continue reading…