The report of the Working Group of the U.N.
disability convention is now available at the following;
The WG has prepared the draft convention, which will be the
basis for the negotiations at the Third Ad Hoc Committee late
It was historic that so many NGO representatives, mostly disabled people,
were accepted as the full speaking members of the WG.
NGO representatives consisted 30 per cent of the total membership.
It was truly exciting. If you are interested in the detailed discussions,
please refer to the Landmine Surviviors Networ' site, which has
LSN has been doing a great job.
University of Tokyo
P.S. The accessibility is an important consideration for
us in disability studies in Japan as well. Our books on disability studies
have been available in an electronic form. We are also planning
the next conference and provision of sign language interpretation
and real time captioning as well as accessible materials
is our major challenge, in the financial and logistical sense.
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