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Re: Issues with the UN Convention

From: Rain Michaels <rainb@google.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:41:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJO5HuvTT6+LpprmhqYSnC3Nei21v=5c8WXDKC6DsDyNoFDUqg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rashmi RK <rashmirkatakwar@gmail.com>, edwardchalk@gmail.com
Cc: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>, public-coga-community@w3.org
Hello Rashmi, Edward, and members of the COGA community group,

Thank you for starting to take a look at this UN Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities.

To clarify: please look at all of the articles, or at least as many as you
can. Most are quite short.

I've created a new document since Lisa is currently on holiday and is not
able to share hers at the moment:


Looking forward to continuing this conversation.



On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 9:08 PM Rashmi RK <rashmirkatakwar@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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