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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 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 Continue reading…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President

GAATES is pleased to share that Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President, was recently presented with an award by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh. This award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of disability and development, for his work in the field of developing disability inclusive ICTs Continue reading…

PRESS RELEASE GAATES Welcomes Dr. Victor Pineda as President

The Board of Directors and Council of Trustees of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) are pleased to announce Dr. Victor Pineda as the new GAATES President. Dr. Pineda previously held the position of 2nd Vice President, and GAATES is pleased to announce his Presidency at a time when GAATES is expanding Continue reading…

The UIA and RIAI Launch the ‘Friendly and Inclusive Spaces’ Awards 2017

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the second edition of the ‘Friendly and Inclusive Spaces’ Awards. The Awards recognise and promote inclusive design – from buildings and public spaces to research – and are open to all architect members of UIA member sections. Entries can be submitted online, from 28 September until 20 Continue reading…

GAATES Editorial and Articles from the Design Institute of India June Newsletter

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) recently had the opportunity to provide a guest editorial and articles for the Design Institute of India monthly newsletter. Below is the Guest Editorial, and each month, one of the articles referenced in the Editorial will be the GAATES Feature Article. The articles for this edition Continue reading…

Zero Project ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS of Innovative Practices and Policies – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Once again, the Zero Project (www.zeroproject.org ) team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics: Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training (VET) The “Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2016” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multi-step process, and will Continue reading…

GAATES’ Participation at COSP9 – UN HQ – June 14-16, 2016

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is pleased to announce that our President Mukhtar AlShibani will be speaking at several side events during the 9th Conference of States Parties (COSP9) on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, June Continue reading…

GAATES Call to Action – Urban Dialogue on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environment (GAATES) along with many other leading global civil society organizations, such as WorldEnabled, the Zero Project, Secretaría Técnica para la Gestión Inclusiva en Discapacidades (SETEDIS), International Disability Alliance (IDA), G3ict, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to name a few, have been working together to ensure that the UN Continue reading…

TetraGear Lights – Kickstarter Campaign

The TetraGear Lights are a special situation where a project created for one individual – in this case, a person with a disability – has been recognized as something that could help many others as well – anyone who rides a bike or uses a baby stroller. In order to create the capacity to mass Continue reading…

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