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Welcome

Dear Members, Friends and Visitors, On behalf of the GAATES board of directors, I am excited to be able to welcome you our new website. The GAATES organization has come a long way since our start seven years ago. We have been and continue to be, involved in many exciting projects on accessibility and Universal Design of the built and virtual environments that will have a global impact in the lives of many. As part of growing up, we realized that a complete makeover of our GAATES website was long overdue. We invite you to explore the site and discover Continue reading…

JOIN the GAATES Universal Design and Accessibility Consultant Database

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility and Universal Design, is expanding our database of professional consultants who are actively working in the field of Universal Design and Accessibility of the built environment, information technologies (IT/ICT), education, transportation, inclusive disaster risk reduction and tourism. While the listings in this consultant database are not open to the general public, it will provide you with the opportunity to be considered for consultancy opportunities on GAATES projects, as well as for projects being undertaken by other international organizations with which we Continue reading…