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GAATES, the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, today announced that the nonprofit organizations have entered into a definitive agreement under which GAATES will redeploy its activities under the Smart Cities for All global initiative. G3ict launched Smart Cities for All in 2016 in partnership with World Enabled and has led its growth since then. With GAATES now a part of Smart Cities for All, G3ict is poised for greater global outreach and impact. 

About G3ict

The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies.

About G3ict’s Global Accessibility News 

The G3ict Global Accessibility News is a monthly newsletter which provides news on Accessibility in the Built Environment. The News Website is a global source of information for those involved in the Universal Design, Assistive Technologies, and accessible environments and for people with disabilities. The aim of the website is to provide comprehensive news and information on accessibility to technologies and build environment to the world that will lead a positive action in society.  Subscribe to G3ict’s Global Accessibility News.

Mission

G3ict’s Global Accessibility News website aims to promote the understanding of accessibility which includes architectural, infrastructural design, transportation systems, and electronic information and communication technologies so that everyone, including people with disabilities and older persons are able to fully able to participate and contribute to society.

Vision

  • To provide accurate and comprehensive news and information about Accessible Technologies and Built Environment
  • To disseminate of knowledge and create awareness on accessibility issues in every country of the world.
  • To provide news in major languages of the world such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese.