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UNICEF/GAATES Assistive Devices/Technologies Questionnaire

  UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s fund) and the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) are seeking information on products (e.g. assistive devices and assistive technologies) that are important for reducing barriers to education for children living with disabilities. The products should support and enable children to excel, particularly in educational settings. Please note that we are especially interested in devices and technologies that are suited for use in low-resource settings. To help us collect this information, we have created an on-line questionnaire¬† that we are asking our world-wide community of members and supporters to complete by February Continue reading…

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…