About Global Foundation for accessibility
Welcome to the Global Foundation for Accessibility!
We are a beacon of hope and innovation, dedicated to creating a world where accessibility is a fundamental right, not an afterthought. Our focus is on individuals with visual impairments and print disabilities, advocating for their full and equal participation in society.
Founded in 2020 by a group of passionate disability advocates, we recognized the need for a more inclusive world. Since then, we have tirelessly promoted accessibility and inclusion in all areas of life. Our journey is marked by impactful collaborations with organizations and governments, enforcing policies that bolster accessibility.
Our mission is to dismantle barriers and foster inclusivity for all, particularly for those with visual impairments and print disabilities. We believe in equal access to information, technology, and opportunities, irrespective of visual abilities.
We envision a world where every individual, especially those with visual impairments and print disabilities, can participate fully and freely, without any barriers. We strive to make this vision a reality by promoting and implementing accessibility standards, providing education and resources, and advocating for policy changes.
Our Team & Leadership
Our team is a vibrant tapestry of passionate individuals, including accessibility experts, technologists, advocates, and educators. Despite our diverse backgrounds and cultures, we are united in our commitment to making the world a more accessible place.
At the helm of our organization is Haroon Kareem TK, our dedicated and visionary leader. Haroon, himself visually impaired, is an internationally recognized accessibility expert and academician with a heart for philanthropy.
“Accessibility is not a privilege, but a fundamental right. It is the key to unlocking the full potential of individuals, especially those with visual impairments and print disabilities. At the Global Foundation for Accessibility, we are committed to breaking down barriers and creating a world where everyone has equal access to opportunities. Join us in our mission and help us make a difference.”
Our impact is felt through our various initiatives, all specifically designed for visually impaired and print disabled learners:
- Educational Courses: Our range of courses educates and empowers individuals about accessibility. From the basics to advanced techniques and strategies, our courses are accessible and inclusive, ensuring learners can acquire necessary skills and knowledge at their own pace.
- Events: Our events raise awareness about accessibility, share best practices, and foster a community of accessibility advocates. From webinars and workshops to conferences and seminars, our events cater to the needs of visually impaired and print disabled learners.
- Global Library of Accessibility: We proudly introduce the world’s first AI-generated library for the visually impaired and print disabled. This self-hosted accessible online library allows users to read their favorite books with the ease of just four clicks.
- Advocacy: We actively advocate for policy changes and the implementation of accessibility standards across all sectors. Our advocacy efforts have led to significant strides in making businesses, educational institutions, and public spaces more accessible.
Collaboration is at the heart of our mission. We have formed strong partnerships with a diverse range of organizations, including disability rights groups, governments, and corporations, all committed to promoting accessibility and inclusion. These partnerships amplify our impact, allowing us to leverage collective resources and expertise to achieve our shared goals. For more details about our partners, please visit our Partners page.
Join us in our mission. With your support, we can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and create a world where everyone, especially those with visual impairments and print disabilities, can participate fully and freely.