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25.12.2014
7 Microaggressions Disabled Folks Face at the Doctor’s Office—and 6 Ways to Fix Them
By Caryn Rubanovich, Intern 2014, 9. decembar, 2014 More...
24.12.2014
The 12 Pillars of Independent Living
To further clarify what Independent Living means in practice, the disabled peopl More...
07.12.2014
The social model of disability
What is it and why is it important to us? More...
18.11.2014
Hidden Limits
It’s pretty simple. My name is Jenny and I was paralyzed in a skiing accident More...
17.11.2014
Dear Society, Why Don’t You See Different as Beautiful?
Often I feel as though I get so caught up in the flow of life that what is most More...

United Nations takes a big step towards accessibility


For the first time, the United Nations will be able to print material directly in Braille. The credit goes to a donation of a state-of-the-art printer by the non-profit organisation, Services for the Visually Impaired, (S.V.I.), U.S.A., along with the World Blind Union (W.B.U.).
Harold Snider, Executive Director, S.V.I., said the high-speed, heavy-duty embosser would provide the U.N. with Braille production capacity in all six of the organisation’s official languages.
The equipment was used at the seventh session of the General Assembly Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities, at the United Nations’ headquarters from January 16 to February 3, 2006.
Don MacKay, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee and Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, declared this as a positive step towards accessibility by the United Nations.
The equipment will ensure the full participation to the session of visually impaired participants, both from governments and disability organisations.
22.06.2006

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7 Microaggressions Disabled Folks Face at the Doctor’s Office—and 6 Ways to Fix Them
The 12 Pillars of Independent Living
The social model of disability
Hidden Limits
Dear Society, Why Don’t You See Different as Beautiful?
Myths and Facts About People with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2014
Licencing
EU Delegation in Serbia supported the increasing of political participation of persons with disabilities and the impact on policy development in Serbia
National Conference



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