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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST in Washington, DC, USA with a final location to be announced RSVP – Please confirm your availability at your earliest convenience by replying with your RSVP to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the office (email@example.com). GAATES by-laws allow members to attend via electronic means. Therefore, if you are unable to attend in person, you may participate by teleconference or other electronic means yet to be determined. Please advise us by January 4, 2016 if Continue reading…
Inclusive and accessible cities is one of the themes that will be celebrated at the UN‘s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. GAATES is proud to be working with the UN Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of UNDESA/DSPD to co-sponsor the day’s events, including the main theme of this year’s Day “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities”. In addition, there are three sub-themes: (a) Making cities inclusive and accessible for all; (b) Improving disability data and statistics; and (c) Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and Continue reading…
In order to make an inclusive society a reality, it is necessary to identify and remove barriers to access.