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

by Anjlee Agarwal Accessible India Campaign is the nationwide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for all citizens including persons with disabilities. Since 1994, Samarthyam has been promoting universal accessibility in the country with the mission to make Incredible India: Inclusive India. In November 2014, a team headed by Ms. Anjlee Agarwal, Founder & Executive Continue reading…

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 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 Continue reading…

International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2016

On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place. For the 7th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 12 different countries as “Good Practices 2015” as they had met the assessment criteria. These Good Practices were then assessed Continue reading…

GAATES selected as one of 86 Zero Project Innovative Practices 2016

“Supporting architects and urban planners to understand accessibility” from GAATES selected as one of 86 Zero Project Innovative Practices 2016 At this year’s Zero Project Conference on “Inclusive Education and ICT”, GAATES was recognized as one of 86 “Zero Project Innovative Practices 2016”, able to facilitate the transition towards a world without barriers. The project Continue reading…

GAATES Announces Acting Executive Director

We wish to announce the appointment of Marnie Peters as Acting Executive Director, effective immediately. Marnie will be replacing LoriAnn Girvan who, having made a lasting impact on GAATES, has left to pursue other interests. We wish to thank LoriAnn Girvan for her dedicated service to GAATES, and wish her well in her future endeavours. Continue reading…

GAATES Presenting and Participating at Zero Project Conference 2016

The Zero Project Conference 2016, convened by the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre at the UN Vienna, Austria, has been busy highlighting up to 100 Innovative Policies and Innovative Practices concerning Inclusive Education and/or ICTs from around the world. GAATES President Mukhtar AlShibani, in addition to GAATES board members Continue reading…

EXTENDED to January 12 – SURVEY on Transportation to School for Children with Disabilities

Access Exchange International in coordination with Missouri State Universtiy are pleased to launch this important survey on transportation needs of children with disabilities in developing countries. People around the world are working hard to provide better education for children  with disabilities, either as part of regular schools or in separate schools just for children with 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 Continue reading…

17th Annual International Roundtable on Inclusive Transport in Less-Wealthy Countries.

For the upcoming 17th Annual International Roundtable on Inclusive Transport in Less-Wealthy Countries, we are currently soliciting presentations and reports relevant to accessible fixed-route, paratransit, and pedestrian modes for seniors and persons with disabilities in developing regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Kindly contact Tom Rickert of Access Exchange International (AEI) at tom@globalride-sf.org if Continue reading…

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