A national campaign in the United States encourages American citizens with disabilities to vote in the upcoming electionRead the complete article
A Director at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) writes about the connection between disability inclusion and governanceRead the complete article
In May 2016, the first-ever Pacific Regional Disability Rights Dialogue took place in Fiji. A new photo gallery shows the highlights of the Dialogue.Read the complete article
On July 26, 1990, the United States passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law increasing access to basic rights for persons with disabilities in the country. The ADA’s passage was the result of decades of advocacy by citizens with disabilities, following other successful legal reforms such as Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which established nondiscrimination of persons with disabilities in federally-funded programs as a right. ...
For Deaf Libyans, language barriers are a profound challenge to full participation in political life. In Libyan elections – as in many elections worldwide – speeches, voting materials and other essential electoral information are not translated into sign language. This creates an alarming gap in access to information for Libyan Deaf communities, and opens a subsequent possibility for manipulation by others.
“It all started in 2012 when a cousin of ...
Written by Luke Arnold, Director of the Law and Justice Section at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Over the past decade or so, Australia’s efforts to support disability-inclusive development have begun to move from a charity approach to a rights-based approach. We now recognise that positive changes for people with disabilities are best brought about by – oddly enough – people with disabilities.
Australia captured this ...
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