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Prince Mired heads Jordan delegation to regional accessibility summit

By JT - Nov 07,2019 - Last updated at Nov 07,2019

AMMAN — A delegation from the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), headed by HH Prince Mired, on Wednesday participated in the Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit (DATIS).

Prince Mired delivered a speech during the summit opening about the HCD’s achievements and priorities, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During his speech, the prince highlighted the 10-year national accessibility plan, which was launched in March to make buildings and tourism utilities accessible for people with disabilities nationwide.

The delegation also took part in an exhibition held on the sidelines of the event, organised a booth for Jordan in cooperation with the HCD, the Jordan Tourism Board and a group of organisations active in accessibility in the Kingdom.

UAE Minister of Community Development Hessa Bint Issa Buhumaid visited the Jordanian display for a firsthand look at the showcased publications and the accessibility guidebook designed by the HCD for the banking and hotel sectors.

The minister expressed her admiration of the guidebook and the work of the council, praising the efforts of the HCD and the government in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.

AccessAbilities Expo is the region’s largest exhibition providing access to the newest products, latest technologies and services in the sector, showcased by the region’s biggest distributors, international manufacturers, government entities and medical and education centres. 

The exhibition is a hub for “learning, exploring and having fun for everyone”, according to the expo’s website.

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