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About Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, launched the "My Community - A City for Everyone" initiative in November 2013, which aims to fully transform Dubai into a disabled-friendly city by 2020. To achieve this objective, the Dubai Code is being established to maximise the participation and inclusion of every citizen, especially disabled people, and empower them to achieve a fully integrated society.

Building on last year’s success, The 2nd Future Accessibility Summit will take place on 8-9 October 2017. It will support the implementation of new regulations and standards to be introduced in the Dubai Code  this year. This 2-day initiative will provide an interactive platform for best practice benchmarking, case study insight sessions, new technology and solution showcase, analysis, strategic collaboration and discussion of challenges and opportunities in the assistive technology sector.

The summit will bring together government authorities, experts, project owners and developers, international and regional organisations, researchers, accessibility and assistive technology solution providers to share intelligence and discuss the new regulations and implementation of accessibility projects in built environment, universal tourism (hotel, airports, transport), mobility and transportation, and digital technology.

Call us today on +971 4 361 4001 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information.

Now is the moment for the GCC to evolve into a leader in universal design & accessibility for all:

  • In Dubai, on February 2017, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services published the “first aid in Braille language” as part of the "My Community - A City for Everyone" initiative to ensure a right, fair and equal protection for persons with disabilities.
  • In Dubai, UAE University is developing Smart Gesture Control and Recognition Technology (Smart G-CRT) that will help persons with disabilities using body movements to control artificial limbs. The technology includes motion sensors and cameras, and can be fixed to prosthetics and other devices that need to be controlled naturally. Based on specific human gestures, devices can be controlled easily.
  • In Abu Dhabi,  March 2019, The city will host the 2019 World Summer Games gathering around 5,000 athletes, at ADNEC, Zayed Sports City and the IPIC arena. The city is working on retrofitting sports venues, accommodations and transportations to improve their accessibility.
  • In Sharjah, 2016, police department implemented a special hotline number for residents with disabilities, as well as mobile app to report crimes or call ambulances.
  • In Qatar, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has announced their objective for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar to be one of the world’s most inclusive and accessible tournament.
  • In Saudi Arabia, the government mandates building renovating and accessible mobility in the two main holy cities to make them accessible for pilgrims with disabilities. The new regulations include the cities’ infrastructure and roads. There will be special restrooms and guide signs implemented.
  • In Jordan, the government introduced the 2015-2018 Building Inclusive Classrooms Initiative, a £34 million program to help schools and educators to improve their access for students with disabilities.

 

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ACCESSIBILITY & ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY

Defining codes and regulation, consulting community stakeholders and investing in assistive solutions to improve urban accessibility for all by 2020.

Becoming a partner of Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology summit, as one of our exclusive sponsors, will ensure that your company’s name stands out from the crowd and is recognized through our extensive marketing and branding opportunities, enabling you to capture the attention of core decision makers who influence the growth and development of the leisure sector and generate quality relationships for your organization in this rapidly developing country. 

Future Accessibility & Assistive Technology summit is the perfect platform for you to: 

  • Expand your network of contacts and potential clients in the Dubai Accessibility & Assistive Technology sector
  • Build brand credibility in Dubai
  • Generate new leads and build quality new business relationships 
  • Position your brand and technology offers as a thought leader 
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local market 
  • Gain a competitive edge 
  • Interact with government, developers, project owners and accessibility solution influencers and engage key decision makers 
  • Launch new products and services 

Depending on your specific business objectives, you can take advantage of our tailored sponsorship packages to help you reach your goals. 

Whether you choose one of our exclusive packages or work with our team to create a package customized to fit your specific needs or desired investment level, our Sponsorship Program will help you focus directly on your targets and offer you maximum ROI. 

To find out more about the most suitable sponsorship package for your business objectives, contact us on: +971 4 361 4001 or opportunities@acm-events.com