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International Day of Disaster Reduction 2013 – Videos

IDDR 2013 Message from Betty Dion GAATES Disaster and Disability Video GAATES Disaster and Disability Video InDepth: SEVERE WEATHER and Disability Civil Defence DVD-Introduction

International conference on disaster risk reduction in Japan

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held in 2015 at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster Continue reading the story...

UN survey focuses on how persons with disabilities cope during disasters

A United Nations online survey launched yesterday seeks to provide insight into how to reduce risk and help persons with disabilities around the world cope with and Continue reading the story...

Free Webinar on Disaster Preparedness for People with disabilities

United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinar in July on disaster preparedness for people with disabilities. The webinar Disaster Preparedness for Continue reading the story...

FEMA Helps People with Disabilities Access Disaster Assistance

AURORA, Ill.: To help entire communities recover from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 to May 5, FEMA is working to make sure Illinois residents with Continue reading the story...

Disability Inclusive Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Management Workshop in Fiji

Fiji Disabled Persons Federation (FDPF) in partnership with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) will be conducting a workshop on “Disability Inclusive Disaster Preparedness & Risk Reduction Continue reading the story...

Philippines’s OCD orients persons with disabilities on disaster risk reduction management

CALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A in partnership with Tahanan na Walang Hagdanan Inc., recently conducted a two-day orientation on disaster risk Continue reading the story...

Including persons with disabilities in community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

A video describing the story of a woman with disabilities who is a member of the disaster management committee in her village in Bangladesh, followed by Continue reading the story...

International Day for Disaster Reduction to focus on people with disabilities

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the Continue reading the story...

Call to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction plans

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Inclusive approaches to disaster reduction is one of the issues coming out strongly from the three day global conference underway in the Swiss city Continue reading the story...

4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2013

GENEVA: The 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction opens today following two days of intense consultations among stakeholder groups on a whole range of topics Continue reading the story...

GAATES participates in the UN ESCAP Workshop on Disaster

BANGKOK, THAILAND:  The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) participated in the Workshop on Synergized Standard Operating Procedures For Coastal Multi-Hazards Early Warning System Continue reading the story...

Philippines to hold training on disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE: The National Council on Disability Affairs is set to conduct training on disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities in Hilongos, Leyte on April Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities left behind by disaster plans

NEW ZEALAND: Large parts of the country’s building stock will be off-limits for persons with disabilities under a proposal to trim the cost of upgrading thousands Continue reading the story...

Workshop on disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities has begun

FIJI: A Workshop aimed at including persons with disabilities in disaster management process has begun. Funded by Australian AID, the three-day workshop is facilitated by Fiji Disabled Continue reading the story...

‘People with disabilities must be included in disaster planning’: FEMA

SAYREVILLE: Communities must bring persons with disabilities to the table when planning for disasters because their insight is invaluable, said Marcie Roth, director of the Federal Continue reading the story...

Disaster preparedness tips for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities need to be prepared to quickly escape their homes in the event of emergencies such as fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, a Mayo Continue reading the story...

Germany provides disaster preparedness training to persons with disabilities in Vietnam

A new disaster risk reduction project that started in April in Quang Nam province is increasing the focus on the living conditions and needs of people with Continue reading the story...

Vietnamese with disabilities set to get disaster preparedness training

QUANG NAM: Persons with disabilities will be trained to actively contribute to natural disaster prevention in 46 villages of central Quang Nam Province under a project Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities left behind in disaster preparedness: Survey

FIJI: A recent survey of disability inclusiveness in disaster preparedness and risk reduction found people with disabilities are not considered in the evacuation process. Pacific Disability Forum Continue reading the story...

NYC disaster plan ignores people with disabilities: suit

New York:  Disability-rights advocates on Monday accused New York City of failing to account for the unique needs of its nearly 900,000 disabled residents during disasters Continue reading the story...

New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities

Students in a new undergraduate course have this question to ponder: How would it feel to be a bright person with big goals and ideas, but Continue reading the story...

Japan seeks installation of flashing fire alarms for people with hearing disabilities

TOKYO: The Japanese government has called on municipalities across the country to install visibly recognizable flashing fire alarms for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The Fire Continue reading the story...

Debate on Improving ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

TEHRAN, IRAN: Recommendations of a two-day expert meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Education, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Organization, the State Welfare Organization, UNECSO, Continue reading the story...

Earthquake experiences of people with vision disabilities documented

Residents with vision disabilities faced further challenges that have now been documented by Massey University’s Dr Gretchen Good and Dr Suzanne Phibbs of the College of Continue reading the story...

UNISDR – Invitation to CSOs/DPOs to participate in Global Platform

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) invites civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) to attend the 2017 Global Platform Continue reading the story...

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President

GAATES is pleased to share that Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee GAATES’ 2nd Vice President, was recently presented with an award by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Continue reading the story...

Survey on the needs of wheelchair users in emergency situations

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) and UNICEF are conducting research on the needs of wheelchair users in emergency situations. If you are a wheelchair user, Continue reading the story...

Humanitarian Partnership Conference focuses on inclusive practices

NAIROBI: Including persons with disabilities and the aged in humanitarian practices was the theme for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 Continue reading the story...

Online system helps persons with disabilities get emergency services

July 26 was proclaimed in recognition and honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At Adelup, members from the Department of Integrated Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities in the quake-hit districts still at risk: NHRC

KATHMANDU: Having no land to their names, as many as 102 earthquake-affected families in Naubise of Rasuwa district have been forced to set up temporary shelters Continue reading the story...

‘Disability is not inability,’ says Ban, urging equal rights for all persons to achieve Global Goals

Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of persons with disabilities, senior UN officials today highlighted the critical role people Continue reading the story...

New Building Code Approval in 30 Days, Says Delhi Government

NEW DELHI:  Delhi-ites will be now able to get a building plan approved within 30 days while no construction permission will be needed for plots up Continue reading the story...

East Africa Legislative Assembly passes bill on persons with disabilities

ARUSHA, TANZANIA: The East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed a crucial legislation granting Persons with Disabilities with full protection to enjoy their rights as enjoyed Continue reading the story...

Nepal needs disability-inclusive building code, suggests study

KATHMANDU: A research report on post-earthquake situations of Nepal from the disability perspective highlighted that Nepal needed to revise the existing building code making it more Continue reading the story...

New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit

A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Continue reading the story...

“Let’s not miss the chance to include disability in all humanitarian action”: UN rights expert

Speaking ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul next week (23-24 May), the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Equipping persons with disabilities to meet emergency situations

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority is taking up a novel initiative to equip persons with disabilities to cope with natural disasters and other crises. SDMA Continue reading the story...

DSPD/DESA Forum on Disability-Inclusive Humanitarian Action

ISTANBUL: UN DSPD/DESA is organising a forum on disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Istanbul on May 22 2016 in the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit Continue reading the story...

International Design for All Foundation Awards 2016 Winners Announced

PARIS: On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.  For the 7th edition of the Continue reading the story...
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