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GAATES has an in-depth knowledge of the UN CRPD and has given a series of presentations with respect to the particular elements relating to accessibility of the built environment and information and communications technologies.
GAATES has developed a series of instruments to assist in the implementation and monitoring of the Convention, including a Handbook on the Accessibility Provisions of the UN CRPD, and a computerized software program that measures compliance with accessibility key indicators and provides a measureable data score or rating.
GAATES in-depth knowledge of accessibility and the range of human functioning of persons with disabilities and enables us to work with Government Departments and Agencies in a cross sector, multi-disciplinary approach to identify key accessibility indicators necessary for comprehensive CRPD implementation and monitoring.
GAATES is able to work with Government Departments and Agencies to complete documentation related to the monitoring and reporting requirements of the UN CRPD Committee.
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of which monitors implementation of the Convention by each Country.
All States/Countries that are signatories to the Convention are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights within the Convention are being implemented. The initial report is due within two years of accepting the Convention and every four years thereafter.
GAATES can work with States Parties to address the requirements in each of the Articles, and indicate what actions have been taken, and what actions are planned. As part of looking forward GAATES can work with States Parties on ensuring that new legislation and policies being developed around the world reflect the CRPD and embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities.
In order to make an inclusive society a reality, it is necessary to identify and remove barriers to access.