June 27 & 28, 2013—Seattle, WA, USA
Ensuring the right to full and effective participation and inclusion in society for people with disabilities through the provision of appropriate technology and rehabilitation services.
The primary goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers, clinicians, consumers, consumer led organizations, technology developers and providers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders who focus on improving and increasing access to technology and rehabilitation products and services with the goal of ensuring full inclusion and participation for people with disabilities in low-resourced comm10unities in low and middle income countries.
This symposium supports the purpose of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), that is, “to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.” The 50 articles in the CRPD detail the breadth of human rights belonging to people with disabilities. Although the full scope of the CRPD is relevant, in this symposium, we are primarily interested in proposals that address:
- Article 9—Accessibility
- Article 19—Living independently and being included in the community
- Article 20—Personal mobility
- Article 25—Health
- Article 26—Habilitation & rehabilitation
We are also interested in the following as they relate to rehabilitation, assistive technology, and accessible information and communication technologies:
- Article 24—Education
- Article 27—Work and employment