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Mukhtar Al Shibani, Advisor –

Mukhtar Al Shibani, AdvisorMr. Mukhtar Al Shibani established Almodon Consulting office for the disabled and elderly people in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to provide services in architectural design in the Arab Region. Mr. Al Shibani is currently the President of Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), and is a member of the ISO Committee TC59/SC16 Accessibility and Usability of the Built Environment.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Saudi Umran society, was a Member of the Saudi national consulting committee for setting the national assembly for disabled, and a Member of the consulting committee, Prince Salman Research Center for the Disabled.

Aqeel Qureshi, Editor –

Aqeel Qureshi, Editor Aqeel Qureshi is the Founder and CEO of Techbility, a company that specializes in accessible website development, web applications, documents, research and mobile applications. He is an editor of the Global Accessibility News (GAN) which has more than 30,000 subscribers globally.

Aqeel is an internationally recognized accessibility expert who has been working on the Universal Design of web accessibility, information and communications technology (ICT) and disaster risk reduction. He has more than 17 years in the accessibility field and brings the experience, knowledge and passion needed to help organizations and digital agencies make a difference to persons with disabilities by complying with accessibility guidelines and standards. As a disability rights campaigner, he has actively advocated for the rights of persons with disabilities.

Marnie Peters, Administrator –

Marnie Peters, AdministratorMarnie Peters has been working with the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) as an Executive Officer to the President since 2002. Marnie has been working in the accessibility field since 1998, as an associate to internationally recognized accessibility expert, Betty Dion.

Marnie is an expert in conducting accessibility audits, the review of construction drawings and the development of recommendations for the reconstruction of facilities to ensure accessible environments. She has assisted in the development of databases and conducted research on the application and technical requirements of Canadian and International building codes and accessibility standards for multiple projects. She was the lead researcher and an assistant to the editor of the seminal document, International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review.

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