Syrian refugees with disabilities attend an IFES workshop on political participation in Turkey (Photo: IFES)
All persons have the right to participate in political life, according to CRPD Article 29. IDPs and refugees with disabilities may encounter additional barriers as a result of their citizenship status and risk being denied a voice in decision-making.
An example of architecture built with universal design principles on the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California
Environments that limit access to transportation, education, housing, and jobs contribute to marginalization and exclusion and perpetuate the high rates of poverty and exclusion that people with disabilities experience
Ian having lunch at Cafe Yumm with his friend, Brett
Through the efforts of disability advocacy organizations, court cases, and legislation at the state and federal level, there are now 14 states in the USA that have closed all of their large, public institutions for persons with disabilities
Ron and Mary outside of their home in their community
Through their own efforts and those of others in changing the stories they told themselves, Ron and Mary were able to leave the Oregon institution known as the Fairview Training Center and have now lived in a community for 50 years
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?