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The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is the leading international organization dedicated to the promotion of accessibility of the built and virtual environments.
GAATES is working to improve access for the estimated one billion people with disabilities around the world. People are marginalized by the lack of accessibility to the built environment, transportation and related facilities, as well as lack of access to information and communications.
Registered as a non-profit NGO in Canada, GAATES was incorporated in 2007 by an international consortium dedicated to promoting accessibility worldwide, and has an international presence in 6 regions: the Asia-Pacific, Arab, North America, South America, European and African Regions.
In order to make an inclusive society a reality, it is necessary to identify and remove barriers to access.