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

Seeking Case Studies in Inclusive Urban Design and Development

GAATES is currently working closely with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) (Division for Social Policy and Development, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) to ensure that Universal Design, accessibility and inclusive urban design and development are adequately addressed in the upcoming UN Habitat III events, outcomes and publications. On behalf of UN DESA, GAATES is soliciting Case Studies that demonstrate inclusive and accessible Urban Design and Developmentfor inclusion in a publication that they will be publishing mid-summer 2016. Successful submissions will be included in the publication and your contribution Continue reading…

HELM – Hosting Egypt’s First Global Conference on Accessibility / Entaleq App

Helm, translates into the word “Dream”, is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the full inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in all aspects of life, and specifically, to facilitate their employment and ensure that private and public premises are accessible to all. Helm aims to promote social inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in Egypt through Building partnerships with different stakeholders to break down barriers towards the full participation of Egyptians with disabilities. Helm is holding Egypt’s First Global Conference on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities, on the 24th -25th of May 2016. “Cairo 2016: A City for All” aims Continue reading…