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Re: Issues with the UN Convention

From: Chris Weidner <cweidner@understood.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:28:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CANUvJvjKfLrmFRd+GR3AYj0KxYGixcUr6Q-VTmqChQ4ECvBX6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>
Cc: public-coga-community@w3.org, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
+1

Lisa,

The Google doc appears to be view only. Can you update?

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 3:48 AM Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Hi Folks
> I started looking at the UN Convention and it is open to being interpreted
> in a highly discriminatory way.
>
> For example article 1 states:
>
> "Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical,
> mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with
> various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in
> society on an equal basis with others".
>
> physical, mental, intellectual or sensory does not clarify that this also
> includes learning and cognitive. It is critical that we clarify that these
> groups are included even when IQ (intellectual) and mental health (also
> called a mental illness) are not affected.
>
>
> I made google docs
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1meD06mSclKFIX7U5fOz58thqgAT6jEVLkATiprG-FH8/edit?usp=sharing>
> to collect comments.  I think it is very important.
>
>
>
> All the best
>
>
> Lisa
>
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