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Access to Built Environment report launched for Christchurch recovery

NEW ZEALAND: MP Mojo Mathers launches a Commission report on how to improve accessibility and introduce universal design to New Zealand’s built environment in Christchurch today. Better Continue reading the story...

CATEA receives $3.1m in grants to transform built environment for people with disabilities

New grants totaling approximately $3.1 million will fund multiyear research projects at the College, focused on the design of housing and workplaces for people with disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Office 365 makes digital environments more accessible for persons with disabilities

Office 365 is even more accessible now for persons with disabilities, with several key improvements released. Narrator, the built-in screen reader, has new voices that can speak Continue reading the story...

Buildings lack barrier-free environment in India

GUWAHATI: Even after two decades of inception of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995, that clearly mandates non-discrimination Continue reading the story...

Scientists link environment and inclusion for adults with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ.: Kessler Foundation researchers have identified an association between the built environment and disability-related outcomes for adults with physical disabilities. The article, Disability and the Continue reading the story...

‘Accessible environment needed for persons with disabilities’

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: A barrier-free environment is needed for persons with disabilities (PWDs) to move safely and freely,” said the speakers at a district-level advocacy workshop for Zilla Continue reading the story...

Are You Interested in Representing Your Country for the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)?

GAATES is seeking Country Representatives to promote accessibility in your country and participate in the Global Alliance. GAATES is the leading international organization focusing on accessibility of Continue reading the story...

Building barrier-free environment in Ghana for people with disabilities

Feb 20: Ghana is among the few countries in Africa that have taken affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups at a higher level with a Continue reading the story...

Universities to improve access for students with disabilities

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested a landmark R175.6 million in infrastructure to ensure students and staff with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Revised National Building Code should bring down barriers for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: It struck a disparate note with the country’s 26.8 million persons with disabilities. On February 12, the very day the Indian cricket team was Continue reading the story...

Provide facilities for voters with disabilities at polling centres: High Court

NAGPUR, INDIA:  Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Thursday, directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to provide facilities like ramps and handrails at the polling Continue reading the story...

Lack of pedestrian walkways for persons with disabilities in Ghana

GHANA: Lack of pedestrian walkways and obstacles on routes has been identified as some of the barriers confronting pepersons with disabilities in society. To this end the Continue reading the story...

Meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment held

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) on Continue reading the story...

FIFA 2022 Accessibility Forum Launched

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) launched its first Accessibility Forum in Doha, an initiative that will regularly bring together private organisations, NGO’s, Government Continue reading the story...

NCPD develops Standard on Accessibility Designs

GHANA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) has developed the draft Ghana Standard on Accessibility Designs (GSAD) to guide developers, designers and other persons Continue reading the story...

Assam not accessible for persons with disabilities

GUWAHATI, INDIA: The Central government has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nationwide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. But Continue reading the story...

Ghana’s building regulations to contain accessibility designs

ACCRA: The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) together with interested parties, have produced national standard accessibility designs to guide builders and service providers to Continue reading the story...

DESA Publication on Good Practices of Accessible Urban Development

In light of the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III) and the imminent launch of the New Urban Agenda, DESA Continue reading the story...

Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities

SAN JOSE, CALIF.: The Mineta Transportation Institute of San Jose State University just released a study in which researchers from universities in California, New Jersey, Florida Continue reading the story...

BCA to expand accessibility mandatory requirements for existing buildings

SINGAPORE: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will introduce new mandatory requirements on barrier-free accessibility in existing buildings from 2017. These requirements will mean that owners Continue reading the story...

Chapters on disability soon in school curriculum: HRD minister

NEW DELHI: Chapters on disability will soon be included in school curriculum to increase awareness and sensitize the youth about the issue, Human resource development minister Continue reading the story...

Canada launches consultation on planned new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Continue reading the story...

Deadline looms for disability access to public spaces

NASSAU: Proprietors of all buildings which the public is permitted to enter – banks, supermarkets, churches, schools, sporting complexes, government facilities and medical centers, for example Continue reading the story...

GAATES at the Forefront: Ensuring an Accessible Dubai for 2020

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), a Canada organization has been selected to undertake an ambitious new project to ensure Dubai’s accessibility for Continue reading the story...

Campaign Aims to Promote Universal Accessibility in Canada

VANCOUVER, BC: A thought-provoking national campaign from the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is calling for improved physical accessibility for people with disabilities, but not in the Continue reading the story...

CSA Group Announces Harmonization of Accessibility Standard with Canadian National Building Code

TORONTO: CSA Group announces that its key accessibility standard has been referenced in the National Building Code (NBC), an important step toward the harmonization of accessible Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

PM to launch Accessible India Campaign on December 3

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign), on December 3, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Continue reading the story...

Accessible tourism industry in Central Luzon sought

ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES: The National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) and Department of Tourism (DOT) pitched for a tourism industry in Central Luzon that caters to Continue reading the story...

UB Inclusive Design Center Gets Federal Funding

BUFFALO, NY: The University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its Continue reading the story...

Brainstorming to make India accessible for persons with disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Central government officials and over 250 representatives of state-based advocacy NGOs gathered at Ahmedabad Management Association on Tuesday to discuss Accessible India campaign for Continue reading the story...

Government seeks advice from civil society on making buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a first of its kind exercise, the government has asked the civil society to identify 100 public buildings ‘unfriendly’ for persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

LIVE Webcast of GAATES’ Global Forum on “Accessibility and Education: Challenges and Solutions”

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, Continue reading the story...

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

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, Continue reading the story...

More buildings win BCA award for user-friendly design in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A record 37 projects have received a Building and Construction Authority award for user-friendly design this year, said the BCA in a statement on Tuesday. The Continue reading the story...

GAATES Participating at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) will be hosting side events at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction iin Sendai City, Continue reading the story...

GAATES Presents Award of Recognition to the Zero Project

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 Continue reading the story...

‘87% of large buildings pose hurdles for people with disabilities’

CHENNAI, INDIA: Over 87 per cent of the buildings in the city, where the public gathers in large numbers, continue to have barriers to access. Of Continue reading the story...

Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority launches consultation on draft accessibility code

MALTA: The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) launched a consultation process on a draft standard it has developed entitled “Accessibility for all in the Continue reading the story...

‘Fire Safety for All’ in Buildings – Reboot & Reload!

While building and fire safety codes and standards exist in almost every country, requirements addressing Fire Safety for People with Activity Limitations, if they exist at Continue reading the story...
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