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‘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...

Swedish city wins the Access City Award 2015

BRUSSELS: The European Commission (EC) has announced the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award. The Award recognizes Borås’s comprehensive Continue reading the story...

GAATES is pleased to announce the launch of their new web site

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading International not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and implementation of accessibility of the built, Continue reading the story...

More buildings to improve workplace accessibility in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has introduced new initiatives that will guide Singapore a step closer to realizing an inclusive living environment. Mr Lee Continue reading the story...

Singapore Universal Design Week

SINGAPORE: As part of our outreach program to raise awareness of Universal Design, the BCA organized the inaugural Singapore Universal Design Week to highlight the growing Continue reading the story...

GAATES Award of Recognition

It was with great praise and thanks that the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) presented Betty Dion with a special Award of Recognition Continue reading the story...

GAATES Partners with the Zero Project

The Zero Project Report 2014 revealed “dispiriting results on emergency issues.” In recognition of this fact, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) in Continue reading the story...

Let’s Include Everyone in Early Warning Systems

Persons with disabilities have sadly not been recipients of traditional early warnings of disasters across the Asia Pacific region.    This is one reason why the mortality Continue reading the story...

City Council wants public buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

PHILIPPINES: Persons with disabilities in Cebu City may soon have easier access to recreational areas and other public places. The City Council has passed an ordinance that Continue reading the story...

International Summit on Accessibility

Carleton University, with support from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa, is holding a three-day International Summit on Accessibility in July 2014 at the Continue reading the story...

GAATES First Council of Trustees Meeting after Zero Project Conference

VIENNA: GAATES had a very successful participation at the Zero Project Conference on Accessibility and also held its first Council of Trustees Meeting in this city. Members Continue reading the story...

Zero Project Conference 2014: High Level Meeting on Accessibility

VIENNA: Several members of GAATES will be participating in the upcoming Zero Project Conference on Accessibility: Innovative Policies and Practices for Persons with Disabilities, 27-28 February 2014 Continue reading the story...

Mississauga to review achievements and goals for future accessibility improvements

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting the public to its meeting on February 3, 2014 to review the City of Mississauga’s 2013 accessibility achievements, as well Continue reading the story...

Chennai to get accessible toilets soon

CHENNAI, INDIA: The city is expected to get more accessible soon as Chennai corporation proposes to construct 348 public toilets in a accessible manner. The civic body will Continue reading the story...

European Commission Announces Access City Award Winner 2014

BRUSSELS: On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December) the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access Continue reading the story...

GAATES 6th Annual General Meeting

Taking advantage of the opportunity to gather GAATES members as well as worldwide leaders in accessibility and disability, GAATES hosted its 6th Annual General Meeting in New Continue reading the story...

Singapore introduces new accessibility code

SINGAPORE:  The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) introduced its new Code on Accessibility for the Built Environment – a comprehensive set of requirements that building owners Continue reading the story...

U.S. Access Board Releases Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Passenger Vessels

The Board has released for public comment proposed guidelines for passenger vessels. Developed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the guidelines provide design criteria for large vessels Continue reading the story...

European disability movement calls for a social way out of the crisis

ATHENS: On 25-26 May 2013, European Disability Forum’s (EDF) Annual General Assembly took place in Athens, Greece, gathering hundreds of leaders from its member organizations all Continue reading the story...

4th European Union Access City Award competition open

BRUSSELS:  The European Commission has opened on May 21 the competition for the fourth “Access City Award”, the European Award for Accessible Cities. The annual prize Continue reading the story...

Singapore’s Accessibility Code to be reviewed for more accessible buildings

SINGAPORE: The Accessibility Code Review Committee convened by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has drafted a revised version of the Code on Accessibility for the Continue reading the story...

Accessing ATMs an uphill task for persons with disabilities in India

CHENNAI: T M N Deepak, a 32-year-old psychologist, hates to go to the ATM near his house in Medavakkam. Persons with disabilities finds it tough to Continue reading the story...

Berlin Team Takes Top Architecture Honors at Schindler Award 2012

Three students from the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) have won first prize in this year’s Schindler Award architecture competition. This biannual event, sponsored by the Swiss elevator and escalator Continue reading the story...

1st Saudi Universal Design Conference Starts Today

RIYADH: The three-day international conference on Universal Design organized by Global Alliance Global Alliance on Accessible Technology and Environments (GAATES), Saudi Engineers Council and Saudi Architects Continue reading the story...

Berlin won the 2013 Access City award

The 2013 Access City award for accessible cities goes to Berlin. The Award Ceremony took place in Brussels during the European Day of Persons with Disabilities Continue reading the story...

Ottawa Hosting Accessibility Day 2012 – November 29

The City of Ottawa is hosting AccessAbility Day 2012 with the theme, “Building People Places by Designing Accessible Spaces.” This year’s event is in partnership with Canada Continue reading the story...

Singapore Building Authority reviewing code to ensure accessibility for all

SINGAPORE: Pro-family features such as nursing rooms and child-friendly facilities at shopping malls and transport interchanges where human traffic is high. Parking lots in public buildings Continue reading the story...

3rd European Union Access City Award competition open

The European Commission opened on 22 May the competition for the third “Access City Award” for the most accessible cities in Europe.  The annual prize recognizes Continue reading the story...

Absence of accessible public infrastructure worrying: GFD

GHANA: The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) on Monday raised concerns over complete absence of accessible facilities for people with disabilities on foot bridges on Continue reading the story...

Case study to review accessibility for people with disabilities in Kensington

A research project measuring how easy it is to get around Kensington will be the first of many to help address the needs of people with Continue reading the story...

AODA: Ontario legislation sets new standards for ensuring accessibility for all

In 2005 the Ontario government set out to ensure that accessibility was a legal right of all citizens when it passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Continue reading the story...

Make Singapore truly accessible to all tourists

The Memorandum of Understanding between “NATAS, TP to study needs of older travellers” (Dec 7) augurs well if the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore and Continue reading the story...

Austrian city Salzburg wins EU Access City Award

BRUSSELS: The Austrian city Salzburg won the Access City award 2012, the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities. The annual honour Continue reading the story...

National Accessibility Campaign for people with disabilities

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA: Government is to use this year’s National Disability Month to intensify its programme of empowering people with disabilities. Women, Children and People with Disabilities Continue reading the story...

Kingston, Ontario accepting nominations for International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award

The city of Kingston, Ontario is accepting nominations for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Access Award, in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Continue reading the story...

University of Ulster students produce Guide for improved disability access

A ‘good practice guide’ for disability access to new and refurbished buildings has been produced by a team of University of Ulster graduates. (left – right) Louise Continue reading the story...

New Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal commended for being disabled-friendly

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA: The new Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) has achieved a 75% score on disabled-friendliness from a recent audit conducted by the Committee Continue reading the story...

Property hunters with disabilities facing access crisis

Toronto: Anecdotally, it was thought to be one of the only wheelchair accessible units available in Toronto, although there’s no way to know for sure. MLS.ca doesn’t Continue reading the story...
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