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

Prof. Alireza Darvishy recipient of the Individual Award of the 2016 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

GAATES is very pleased to express our sincere congratulations to our GAATES Country Representative to Switzerland, Prof. Alireza Darvishy, who was recently named the Individual Award recipient for the 2016 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digitial Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. For more information on the Award and Prof. Darvishy’s contributions to accessible ICTs, please see the full story below, originally published by the UNESCO PRESS on Nov 29, 2016. Laureates from Switzerland and Argentina to receive 2016 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities The 2016 UNESCO/Emir Jaber Al Ahmad Al Continue reading…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President

GAATES is pleased to share that Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President, was recently presented with an award by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh. This award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of disability and development, for his work in the field of developing disability inclusive ICTs and making digital talking books available for persons with disabilities. This work was especially recognized for the contributions it will make towards positively supporting Bangladesh in achieving targets of the Social Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The award was presented on December 3, 2016 as Continue reading…