Friday 28 July 2017 - 2:39 am

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'AccessAbilities Expo' to shed extensive light on Rights of People of Determination

DUBAI, 3rd July, 2017 (WAM) -- In harmony with the country's initiative for empowering 'people of determination' launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 2nd AccessAbilities Expo will be held in Dubai on November 7th-9th.

The event is the Middle East’s first dedicated exhibition for the products, services and technologies related to the disabilities and rehabilitation sectors, with more than 40 centers and authorities concerned with people with determination participation.

It's noteworthy that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No 13 of 2017 amending the name of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination.

AccessAbilities Expo will provide a dedicated platform for Government and Private organisations from across various sectors like infrastructure, aviation, tourism, hospitality, facilities management, technology, consumer electronics, public transport, education, healthcare and others, to showcase their portfolio of products and services along with their future plans to support more than 700 million people with disabilities worldwide, over 50 million of whom reside in the Middle East.

The event is also aimed at motivating government authorities and private sector players to change their perception about people with special needs and disabilities and improve their services to meet their needs, integrate them in the society and enable them overcome their daily challenges.

AccessAbilities Expo 2017 is expected to welcome over 180 exhibitors and more than 7,000 visitors in Dubai during the three-day exhibition.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed