Navigation Links
President Obama Announces Intention to Sign United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Impacts Accessible ICT
Date:7/24/2009

RICHMOND, Va., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama today announced his intention to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, marking an evolution in the perception of disability as a human rights issue as opposed to a health or social welfare issue. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, and has become one of the fastest negotiated Human Rights treaties in history.

Of particular interest to advocates of accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the Convention clearly indicates that accessible technology is a primary component in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities.

"This is a historic occasion that impacts over 650 million persons with disabilities worldwide," said Debra Ruh, founder of TecAccess, a provider of accessible Information and Communication Technology solutions. "The Convention demonstrates respect for full and effective participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in society."

The Convention enumerates the human rights of persons with disabilities, which include:

  • the right to equality before the law without discrimination;
  • the right to live in the community;
  • the right to education;
  • the right to health;
  • the right to work; and
  • the right to participate in political, public and cultural life.

To encourage greater access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the Convention requires State Parties to promote the research and development of universally designed goods and accessible technologies, and to take appropriate measures to ensure persons with disabilities have equal access to information, communications and the internet.

'/>"/>
SOURCE TecAccess
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Community Oncology Alliance Responds to President Obamas Press Conference Comments Regarding Cancer Patients
2. President Obamas Visit to Cleveland Clinic Provides Look at High-Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery Model
3. Council for American Medical Innovation Names Debra R. Lappin President
4. MonoSol Rx Appoints Theodore Clemente Vice President Business Development
5. President Obamas Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed
6. WuXi PharmaTech Appoints Dr. Chi-Chung Chan as Vice President of Pharmacology
7. Time to Get the Job Done Says Alliance President and CEO
8. President Obama Asks for COSEs Input on Health Care Reform Plan
9. Obama Puts Politics Before Principle in Abortion Coverage, Says Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice President
10. BET Networks Airs Special Coverage of President Obamas News Conference on Health Care
11. Americans With Disabilities Applaud President Obamas Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Dr. Trace Curry successfully ... of Cincinnati. In the last month the FDA has approved two intra-gastric balloons, ... These procedures represent the first incisionless, reversible, weight loss procedures available to Americans. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Award-winning adult film director and gender ... of female beauty, women’s emotions, fertility, female violence and sexual assault. She explores ... relationships with other men, documenting how the power balance between men and women ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... A new episode of “Voices In ... a look at the topic of arthritis. There are over 100 different types of ... arthritis types and statistics in an effort to shed light on this important topic. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... The premier online medical education company ... leader in podiatric, surgical and wound care conferences . The Residency Education ... speakers at the podium and across the table during hands-on surgical and advanced ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Spinal fusion surgery – which ... a long, arduous recovery. However, today’s minimally invasive fusions achieve similar results as ... minimal muscle damage. These advantages of minimally invasive surgery redeem the procedure’s reputation, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Trace Curry Performs First ORBERA™ Intra-gastric Balloon in Ohio at JourneyLite, a New Incisionless Option For The Treatment of Obesity 2Health News:Female Porn Director Explains Male Insecurities about Women in a New Book 2Health News:PRESENT e-Learning Systems Announces their 2016 Podiatry and Wound Care Medical Education Conference Schedule 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 2Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 3Health News:Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions Squash Back Pain without Arduous Recovery 4
... to use personal monitors (Doppler devices) to listen to their baby,s ... in seeking help for reduced fetal movements. In this week,s ... of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral describe the ... labour ward 32 weeks into her first pregnancy with reduced fetal ...
... researchers say , THURSDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New ... U.S. researchers, who said the finding may also have implications ... since 1923 that tumor cells use a lot more glucose ... takes place, and how it might be stopped to control ...
... , , MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. ... developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today reported on ... Visian ICL products in Japan. , , As anticipated, ... at the end of July in Japan, at which time the STAAR ...
... ... a nonpartisan national poll commissioned by the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD) that shows ... Bonati announced the poll results at a press conference earlier today in Washington, DC. ... Hudson, FL (PRWEB) August 20, ...
... ... on Lyme Disease chronicling the illness of author Lori Hall-Steele. During the documentary,s ... disease,s roots to the US Government,s Bio-warfare Program. This film uncovers conspiracy, corruption ... ...
... CONCERNS HAVE GROWN ABOUT PERCEIVED NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF REFORM, ... SENIORS REPORT THEY ARE CONFUSED ABOUT REFORM , ... slim majority of Americans continues to favor moving forward on health ... climate of contentious town hall meetings that coincide with rising concerns ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:STAAR Surgical Reports Progress on Japanese Application for Approval of Visian(TM) Implantable Collamer(R) Lens (ICL(TM)) 2Health News:STAAR Surgical Reports Progress on Japanese Application for Approval of Visian(TM) Implantable Collamer(R) Lens (ICL(TM)) 3Health News:STAAR Surgical Reports Progress on Japanese Application for Approval of Visian(TM) Implantable Collamer(R) Lens (ICL(TM)) 4Health News:Florida Spine Surgeon Alfred Bonati, M.D. Announces Results of National Poll Showing America's Doctors Oppose a Government-Run Health Care Plan 2Health News:New Shocking Documentary on Lyme Disease 'Under the Eightball' to Premiere at Michael Moore's State Theater in Traverse City, Michigan 2Health News:Most Americans Continue to Support Moving Ahead With Health Care Reform Now Despite Town Hall Fights and Ad Campaigns 2Health News:Most Americans Continue to Support Moving Ahead With Health Care Reform Now Despite Town Hall Fights and Ad Campaigns 3Health News:Most Americans Continue to Support Moving Ahead With Health Care Reform Now Despite Town Hall Fights and Ad Campaigns 4Health News:Most Americans Continue to Support Moving Ahead With Health Care Reform Now Despite Town Hall Fights and Ad Campaigns 5Health News:Most Americans Continue to Support Moving Ahead With Health Care Reform Now Despite Town Hall Fights and Ad Campaigns 6
(Date:9/1/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Sept. 1, ... of the cardiovascular image management market, Frost ... with the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan ... Netherlands -based PMI has designed innovative ... product lines—which deliver precise and reproducible quantitative ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015  Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) announced today ... randomized trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of Abbott,s ... , Abbott,s market-leading, permanent drug eluting stent. The trial ... and enrolled 400 people with coronary artery ... results will be featured at a late-breaking session today ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... September 1, 2015 BerGenBio AS ... announces that it has appointed Hilde Furberg ... to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. ... experience in pharma and biotech and is currently Senior ... company. Previously her role was Vice President and General ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Frost & Sullivan Applauds Pie Medical Imaging for Highly Innovative Quantitative Software for Cardiovascular Diagnosis 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds Pie Medical Imaging for Highly Innovative Quantitative Software for Cardiovascular Diagnosis 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds Pie Medical Imaging for Highly Innovative Quantitative Software for Cardiovascular Diagnosis 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds Pie Medical Imaging for Highly Innovative Quantitative Software for Cardiovascular Diagnosis 5Abbott Announces Positive Results of Its Naturally Dissolving Stent from ABSORB Japan Study 2Abbott Announces Positive Results of Its Naturally Dissolving Stent from ABSORB Japan Study 3Abbott Announces Positive Results of Its Naturally Dissolving Stent from ABSORB Japan Study 4BerGenBio Appoints Non-Executive Directors 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: