Linh, a Deaf delegate from Vietnam, speaks in sign language during a week-long training for disability rights leaders and policy makers from all six RightsNow! countries held in Washington DC in 2016.
In my country, Sign Language interpreters are not certified. However, we are beginning to develop a certification program. What recommendations and U.S. laws do you have for us to consider as we begin this process?
RightsNow! Armenia participants vote on their priorities for a disability rights policy platform in January 2017. A policy platform may include recommendations on whether or not to adopt an employment or legislative quota.
Quotas can increase access to political decision-making processes, empowering people with disabilities to be leaders in their communities, but are not supported by all disability rights advocates.