30 nations to exhibit smart tech for disabled at Dubai expo

30 nations to exhibit smart tech for disabled at Dubai expo

Dubai - Exhibitors to showcase the latest smart technologies to enhance the lives of the disabled people at a 3-day expo.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 30 Jan 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 31 Jan 2016, 7:30 AM

More than 100 exhibitors from 30 countries will showcase the latest smart technologies to enhance the lives of the disabled people at a 3-day expo, which begins on February 9.
AccessAbilities Expo 2016 is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group, in line with the vision of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to make Dubai the world's friendliest city for the disabled by 2020.
Committed to bringing the Vision 2020 to reality, the departments are actively using smart technologies to make transactional procedures easily accessible for the disabled, providing job opportunities and also introducing facilities aimed at integrating those with disabilities into the society.
Over the past few years, the UAE, in particular Dubai, has taken numerous initiatives toward enhancing the lives of people with disabilities - and smart technology has played a big part in the improvements.
The city, well-known for its impressive high-rises and luxury hotspots is strengthening its resume by adding 'disabled-friendly' to the list by increasing their services across the country including ease of wheelchair access in buildings, parks, transport facilities, government offices and other places and parking facilities close to the centres.
The 'My community... a city for everyone' initiative, launched in 2013 by Shaikh Hamdan aims to maximise integration of the disabled in the community.
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