Sa­sol con­tin­ues to pro­mote ac­ces­si­bil­ity

Qatar Today - - SPOTLIGHT -

Sa­sol sup­ported the Bri­tish Coun­cil’s an­nual Di­ver­sity Week by pre­sent­ing an ac­ces­si­bil­ity work­shop for stu­dents and staff.

On a yearly ba­sis, the Bri­tish Coun­cil or­gan­ises a global Di­ver­sity Week fea­tur­ing a num­ber of fun, as well as ed­u­ca­tional events, tak­ing place at the Bri­tish Coun­cil of­fice for staff, vis­i­tors and cus­tomers. This year, the Bri­tish Coun­cil also an­nounced their of­fi­cial sup­port for the Ac­ces­si­ble Qatar ini­tia­tive; its stu­dents will be con­tribut­ing to the ap­pli­ca­tion's user-sub­mit­ted re­views. Sa­sol's ac­ces­si­bil­ity con­sul­tant, Jen­nifer Stir­ling, con­ducted the work­shop, ex­plain­ing the in­spi­ra­tion for the project, ap­pli­ca­tion and web­site.

Ac­ces­si­ble Qatar, which builds on Sa­sol's on­go­ing Def­i­nitely Able CSR ini­tia­tive, grew out of an en­gag­ing ses­sion called “Find­ing the Ac­ces­si­ble Doha” dur­ing the Def­i­nitely Able Con­fer­ence in March 2015. Dis­abled in­di­vid­u­als from around Qatar, the re­gion and the world dis­cussed in­clu­sion for peo­ple with dis­abil­ity as full mem­bers of so­ci­ety. Sa­sol, in part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and En­vi­ron­ment, Qatar Tourism Au­thor­ity, Ha­mad Bin Khal­ifa Univer­sity, the Supreme Com­mit­tee for De­liv­ery & Legacy, Mada, and the Shafal­lah Cen­ter and in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Qatar So­cial & Cul­tural Cen­ter for the Blind and the Qatari Cen­ter of So­cial Cul­tural for the Deaf, de­vel­oped the ini­tia­tive to help the lo­cal com­mu­nity. Ad­di­tion­ally, Sa­sol has re­cently part­nered with the con­struc­tion ex­hi­bi­tion Project Qatar in or­der to raise aware­ness around ac­ces­si­bil­ity and to en­cour­age project de­vel­op­ers to make their ex­ist­ing and fu­ture venues ac­ces­si­ble.

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