This project addressed the provision of technical assistance for enhancing the capacity of end-to-end multi-hazard Early Warning Systems (EWS) for coastal hazards in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Philippines. The project was funded by UNESCAP, and Techbility performed the work for The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
Techbility undertook research on: accessible technologies relating to early warning systems, DRR and post-disaster situations; and emergency communication strategies and standard operating procedures for persons with disabilities as part of Disaster Management Organization emergency response plans.
The project was funded by UNESCAP, and Techbility performed the work for The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
Techbility undertook research on: research on accessible technologies relating to broadcasting and early warning services (EWS) and post disaster situations; and on accessible broadcasting solutions for persons with disabilities.
On Thin Ice: Suggested Best Practices for Northern Emergency Planning - Strategies for inclusive emergency planning in Canada’s North
The project was funded by the Government of Canada – Social Development Partnerships Program on Disability, and Techbility performed the work for The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
Techbility undertook research on: research on accessible technologies relating to early warning services (EWS) applicable to adaptation to Canada’s North; and on accessible broadcasting and notification solutions for persons with disabilities.
UNICEF Toolkit for Global Offices
The project was funded by UNICEF and Techbility performed the work for The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
Techbility conducted research on accessible technologies (AT), and specifically assistive technologies and ICTs for use in Education. Research included both high tech and low tech solutions and other AT suitable for use in predominately the global south.
Accessible Broadcasting and Disability-Inclusive DRR Training – ABU Members
Techbility worked with the Asian Broadcast Union (ABU) to provide training to member organizations on the provision of accessible broadcasts, specifically in relation to emergency and early warnings.
Techbility developed a new website for the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) that considered the full user experience, of person in the Global North and South, and persons with and without disabilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies (AT).
Techbility developed the website for the Assistive Technology Development Organization (ATDO), an organization established in April 2006 for performing research and development in information and communication technology which meets the needs of persons with disabilities and senior citizens for social inclusion. ATDO is also conducting experimental training projects on communication support for deaf-blind people by mobile devices Universal design and international standardization are key activities of ATDO, and therefore, it was essential their website be fully accessible.
Aqeel Qureshi is the founder and long-time editor of the Global Accessibility News (GAN), the online newsletter operated by GAATES. GAN has over 36,000 subscribers and distributes an e-newsletter weekly via email and RSS feed, and maintains the stories on the GlobalAccessibilityNews.com website.
Techbility is currently undertaking the full redevelopment of the GAN website to modernize the site and ensure it is fully mobile responsive. The site will have a cleaner modern look, and enable persons to search for stories by topic and/or region.
The Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG) is a worldwide movement to promote gender equality in and through media. The Alliance was launched by UNESCO, and acknowledges and appreciates the vital role played by UNESCO in initiating, enabling and sustaining the Alliance, particularly in the initial years of its existence.Since its launch the Alliance has grown to unite around 800 organizations and individuals involved in advancing gender equality in media organizational policy and content production. It is therefore essential to have an online web presence that is inclusive of all members of society, including persons with disabilities.