COSP8 – June 8th: GAATES Forum on “Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions”

Americas, June 1 2015

GAATES is pleased to host a Global Forum on “Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions” at the 8th Conference of States Parties (COSP) on June 8, 2015. The forum will address key indicators of accessibility in the UN CPRD and accessibility in educational environments, including the built environment, assistive devices and technologies, and accessible learning materials.

Flyer advertising the GAATES event at COSP8. Flyer contains same information as body of webpage

The event is being held at the UN Headquarters, NYC in Conference Room 3 (Secretariat Building) from 3.00 to 6.00 with a reception to follow from 6.00 to 7.30. GAATES is pleased have organized the event with co-sponsors; UNICEF, UN DESA, Zero Project, The Gulf Disability Society.

Program Speakers:

Opening Remarks: Mr. Mukhtar AlShibani – GAATES President
Keynote Address: Prince Sultan Bin Salman
Address by Chair of Council of Trustees – Dr. A. Allam
Mr. Gopal Mitra / Rosangela Berman Bieler – UNICEF
Accessible Education

Ms. Betty Dion – GAATES Past President (Canada)
Mr. Deepak KC – GAATES Country Rep. (Nepal)
Ms. Janett Jimenez – GAATES Country Rep. (Mexico)
Ms. Anjlee Agarwal – GAATES Country Rep. (India)
Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee – GAATES Country Rep. (Bangladesh)
Key Indicators and Accessibility – Reporting on the UN CRPD for the Delta Centre (Norway)

Ms. Betty Dion – GAATES
Mr. Victor Pineda – GAATES
Mr. Tom Butler – Zero Project
For more information, please feel free to contact GAATES at

Captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be available.

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