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UNITED FOR A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO
ATTEND JANUARY 27 2012 TORONTO PRESENTATION ON THE WORLD BANK'S REPORT ON the unmet needs OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AROUND THE WORLD – KEYNOTE BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REP, WITH AN ONTARIO PERSPECTIVE BY AODA ALLIANCE CHAIR
January 16, 2012
Everyone is invited to attend an important public forum to
be held at the
We set out the organizers' publicity for this event below. There is no charge for admission. ASL/English interpreters and CART services (captioning for hard of hearing) will be available. We are not organizing this event and are delighted to be invited to take part in it.
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The World Report on Disability is the first of its kind,
providing guidance on implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and giving an extensive global picture of
the situation of people with disabilities, their unmet needs, and the barriers
they face to participating fully in their societies. There are over one billion
people with disabilities in the world and this report provides a welcome focus
on this pressing global health and social justice issue. This panel will bring
together the lead author of the report with key disability activists to discuss
the report and its implications for
Dr. Tom Shakespeare is the editor of the World Report on Disability. He has published extensively in disability studies and bioethics, including The Sexual Politics of Disability (1996) and Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006). Disabled himself, Dr. Shakespeare has been active in the disability community for 20 years. Dr. Shakespeare joined the World Health Organization’s Disability and Rehabilitation Team in 2008.
Dr. Janice Stein, Director,
David Lepofsky, CM, OOnt, Chair, Accessibility for
Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Dr. Stephanie Nixon, Academic Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
North East corner of
To attend, please register at:
This session is free. This venue is accessible for people with mobility limitations.
More information at: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11608
ASL/English interpreters and CART services (captioning for hard of hearing) available.
The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of cbm (www.cbmcanada.org) and the Canadian Hearing Society (www.chs.ca).