Dubai Chamber seminar highlights best practices in supporting People of Determination

DUBAI, The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted an informative seminar where members of its Sustainability Network highlighted best practices in supporting People of Determination and improving physical accessibility within corporate buildings in Dubai.

The seminar, held at the Dubai Chamber’s premises, was organised by its Sustainability Network’s task force on Inclusion and Employment of People of Determination.

During the event, representatives from Emirates NBD, Wings of Angelz, Dubai Chamber, and Dubai Centre for Special Needs presented an overview of key accessibility-related challenges faced by people of determination, as well as tangible solutions to overcome such obstacles.

Joining the panel discussion during the event were Dr. Hussain Maseeh, Social Care Expert from CDA, and Eng. Saeed Abu Zaher, Senior Compliance Controller (Engineering), Knowledge and Human Development Authority, who shared their insights on key challenges associated with implementing accessibility requirements outlined under the Dubai Universal Design Code for buildings and public spaces in the emirate.

The panellists spoke about how their organisations are helping companies improve accessibility within their offices, and identify practical solutions which have been successfully adopted within existing buildings.

For his part, Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director, Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector, Dubai Chamber, explained that the seminar supported the Dubai Chamber’s efforts to promote CSR in the business sector, and added that facilitating the integration of people of determination in the workplace is an important matter that is being addressed by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network members and the wider business community in Dubai.

Source: Emirates News Agency