There are a number of ways to join and become an active member of GAATES.
You can

  • Join for free as a regular member.This will also give you the opportunity to Indicate that you’d like to be considered for GAATES projects as a consultant by completing the supplementary section of the membership form
  • Apply to become a volunteer Country Representative
  • Subscribe to the GAATES Global Accessibility News
  • Apply to become a GAATES Certified International Accessibility Consultant – Built Environment (ICAC-BE). (Application and membership fees apply)


GAATES Family of Board and Country Reps. participating in the Saudi Forum on Universal Design, and standing  in front of the conference banner for Saudi Forum on Universal DesignMembership is free and open to anyone interested in supporting and promoting Universal Design and accessibility of the Built, ICT, Transportation, Tourism and social environments.

Our general membership includes persons with and without disabilities, and is composed of professionals in architecture, engineering, ICTs, employment, education, representatives of professional associations and organization, leaders of private sector organizations, and civil society Non-Governmental/Disability Organizations (NGOs/DPOs), to name just a few. The GAATES Board of Directors composition includes a 50% representation by persons with disabilities.