Schedule

  • Tuesday, 28th May 2024
09:00 - 10:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
10:00 – 10:05
WELCOME NOTE BY CHAIRPERSON
10:05 - 10:25
MAINSTREAMING DISABILITY CONSIDERATIONS INTO INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMMES AND POLICY DECISIONS

• Actionizing UAE’s Commitment to achieve Universal Accessibility and Inclusion
• Why accessible infrastructure is important?
• Need for Periodic Assessment of Inclusion, Access and Safety in Cities

10:25 - 10:45
RAISING AMBITION FOR DISABILITY INCLUSION: ENTRY POINTS BY SECTOR

• Accessibility within Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Efforts and Generally
• Spotting opportunities within the organization
• Accessible Workplace for All

10:45 – 11:30
PANEL DISCUSSION | UNIVERSAL DESIGN – AN APPROACH TO INCLUSIVE DESIGN

• Inclusive design vs accessibility
• Understanding Equitable Use in Architecture
• Collaborative Approach and User Involvement

11:30 - 12:00
NETWORKING & COFFEE BREAK
12:00 - 12:30
FIRE SIDE CHAT| SERVICE FOR PEOPLE OF DETERMINATION IN CUSTOMER HAPPINESS CENTERS

• Provided guiding paths on the floor to direct people of determination with visual disabilities.
• Providing lifts with large space for easy movement of wheelchairs
• Parking areas dedicated to people of determination

12:30 - 12:50
IMPACT OF INACCESSIBLE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) INFRASTRUCTURE

• Interventions to Enhance ICT Accessibility among PWDs
• Basic Considerations for design and development – Access, Affordability and Availability
• Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments

12:50 – 13:35
PANEL DISCUSSION | ACCESSIBILITY IN BUILDING AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: INDICATORS FOR POD

• Typical issues in Planning, Design and Implementation
• Measuring accessibility by considering the entire journey chain, including travel links, information provision, and all the processes involved
• Qualitative factors such as user convenience, comfort, affordability, security and consumer preferences

13:35 – 13:55
PUBLIC TRANSPORT GUIDING SYSTEM FOR POD USERS EASY TO DEPLOY, MAINTAIN AND EXTEND

• Standards for accessible transportation facilities
• Construction of transportation facilities by public entities
• Economic benefits of improved accessibility to transport systems and the role of transport in fostering tourism for all

13:55 – 14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION | EDUCATION FACILITIES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS - MAKING SCHOOLS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

• School accessibility and universal design in school infrastructure
• Practical considerations for developing Inclusive Schools
• Incubating special equipment to augment educational services for Differently-Abled students

14:45 – 14:55
CLOSING REMARKS & END OF DAY ONE
14:55 – 15:55
NETWORKING LUNCHEON