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GAATES Program Manager – Job Posting

The Global Alliance On Accessible Technologies And Environments (GAATES) is seeking a Program Manager to be based in Ottawa, CANADA The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of Universal Design and accessibility of the built and virtual environments. Based in Canada, GAATES was incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2007 by an international consortium dedicated to promoting accessibility worldwide, and has an International presence in 6 regions: the Asia-Pacific, Arab, North America, South America, European and African Regions. GAATES’ membership includes but is not limited to; individuals with/without disabilities, technical Continue reading…

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…