Together towards an Accessible Qatar
Accessible Qatar Conference
Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center
Dates: 08 to 09 May 2017
Opening Hours: 09.00 am to 14.00 pm
Accessible Qatar, a Sasol initiative, is a smartphone application and website, the first of its kind in the region providing the disabled community instant and reliable information about the accessibility of public and touristic locations in Qatar. Combining expertly-audited data with user-submitted reviews and ratings, Accessible Qatar gives the disabled community and tourists the confidence to visit different accessible destinations. Moreover, having accessibility information publicly available on Accessible Qatar will encourage venues to make necessary modifications in support of accessibility for all patrons.
As part of its ongoing Accessible Qatar initiative, Sasol partnered with Project Qatar, the leading construction exhibition in Qatar, in order to raise awareness on the accessibility issue and to influence project developers towards making their existing and future venues accessible. Sasol and Project Qatar will also introduce a two days “Accessible Qatar Conference” on 8 and 9 May 2017, and “Accessible Qatar Awards” for best accessible venues in Qatar on 9 May 2017.
Project Qatar 2017 will include for the first time an accessibility pavilion in partnership with Accessible Qatar, to showcase products and solutions for people with disabilities. In addition, the renowned exhibition will aim to apply accessibility standards to all of the prospective exhibitors’ stands.