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Re: Issues with the UN Convention

From: Rashmi RK <rashmirkatakwar@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:38:01 +0530
Message-ID: <CACfB6RRUabinJ83_d=SHuQ0=DsWrA8S4Awg6h8QdWZiSZdJUVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>, public-coga-community@w3.org
Hello Folks,
              I also started looking at the UN Convention draft.I want to
know if we have to check content for all the links on the page the UN
Convention Draft
<https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html>
in the right sidebar(below* The CRPD*) and below *Optional Protocol* or
only the 50 articles
<https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html>
.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Rashmi


On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:17 PM 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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