GAATES is pleased to announce that the Zero Project is this year’s recipient of the GAATES Award of Recognition, with special recognition given to Mr. Martin Essl, Mr. Jacob Von Uexkull and Mr. Michael Fembek.
This award recognizes their leadership in providing the platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices in independent living and political participation (2015), accessibility (2014) and employment (2013), and for facilitating the on-going global implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
GAATES presents an annual Award of Recognition to an individual or organization that has promoted the full inclusion of persons with disabilities through the implementation of the CRPD based on the principles of Universal Design. Previous winners have included the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), Tom Rickert, Cynthia Waddell and Betty Dion.
The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the implementation of the CRPD with respect to accessibility and the Universal Design of the built environment, information and communication technologies, and disability inclusive emergency and disaster preparedness.