Built Environment

IAAP’s Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Program – Registrations Open for Pilot Exam

Built Environment, Global, September 15 2020

Be recognized for your experience in Auditing the Built Environment, your knowledge of Accessibility Standards, Codes, International Legislation, and ability to effectively Report accessibility requirements and Recommendations to clients and building design teams. IAAP’s Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) program recognizes individuals for their universal design knowledge. Pilot exams… Continue Reading »

G3ict-Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Update from Maldives

Built Environment, Misc., News, September 1 2020

Image of a beach with blue waters and blue skies

Ahmed Irash, Maldives – Building a ramp to at the main beach in Male City, Maldives There is a new initiative that will take place in Maldives which will be to build a ramp to the beach to increase accessibility for all including persons with disabilities and special needs, who use… Continue Reading »

IAAP Launches Accessible Built Environments Initiative

Americas, Built Environment, News, Webinar, August 28 2020

ATLANTA (August 27, 2020) — IAAP, a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), is pleased to announce a new stream of resources for its membership.  The initiative leverages and expands on the impressive work of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), a leading international… Continue Reading »

UNBC Professors Participate in Collaborative Effort to Make B.C.’s Outdoors More Accessible

Americas, Built Environment, News, Universal Design, August 19 2020

Two persons standing in a park

CANADA: Several UNBC professors have been working to make outdoor spaces across the province more accessible to British Columbians. The research is being supported with a $24,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage grant. The professors, Drs. Mark Groulx, Shannon Freeman and Pamela Wright have been working collaboratively… Continue Reading »

Nominations Open: NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2020

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, Transportation, Universal Design, August 12 2020

INDIA: National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has announced the 11th edition of NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2020 to honour contributions towards the cause of accessibility and universal design. Nominations for the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards are now open. This is a prestigious award given nationally every year to people who are… Continue Reading »

Regional Government in Spain Signs Agreement to Promote Universal Accessibility in Cultural Spaces

Built Environment, Europe, Universal Design, June 10 2020

Person signing a document on a table.

SPAIN: The Extremadura Regional Government has signed a new agreement with the CB Foundation , the Caja de Extremadura Foundation , the Extremadura Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Fempex) and the Association for the Care and Social Integration of People with Physical Disabilities in Extremadura (Apamex), with the aim of promoting universal accessibility in cultural… Continue Reading »

New Coordinated Accessibility Strategy Guides University’s Commitment on Campus

Americas, Built Environment, June 8 2020

Group of students with one lady on a wheelchair.

CANADA: More than a quarter of first-year students at Carleton self-identify as having a disability, and about 11 per cent have registered with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. An additional six per cent of university staff report having some type of disability. Ensuring that all of our… Continue Reading »

British Columbia Celebrates Third Annual AccessAbility Week; Grants for Local Accessibility Projects

Americas, Built Environment, News, June 1 2020

British Columbia kicks off its third annual AccessAbility Week with $500,000 in grants to not-for-profit organizations for local accessibility projects. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $40,000 depending on a project’s size and scope, will be distributed by Disability Alliance BC (DABC).“AccessAbility Week is an opportunity for everyone to… Continue Reading »

Greece: City of Athens Launches Project to Improve Accessibility 

Built Environment, Europe, News, May 18 2020

City Hall on Monday unveiled a 24-million-euro project to repair and maintain sidewalks across Athens with the aim of making the capital safer and more accessible for pedestrians. According to City Hall’s statement, the project aims to fix and maintain 200,000 square meters of sidewalks over the next three years, using… Continue Reading »

Survey for Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE)

Built Environment, Universal Design, May 5 2020

Text Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments - Job Task Analysis Survey

The Job Task Analysis survey is being carried out by IAAP to streamline the application process and scale the CPABE program. Target audience: individuals currently working in the built environment with a focus on accessibility whether through auditing /assessment, design, or leadership positions, those who champion accessibility and Universal Design. Survey… Continue Reading »


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