[governance] Disability presence in Rio

Sylvia Caras sylvia.caras at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 20:21:30 EST 2007

"Project South" coordinated disability input from South America for
the recently adopted Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities.  Maria Veronica Reina was a liaison between their work
and the International Disability Caucus.  Maria is now a Senior
Research Associate for the Syracuse-based Burton Blatt Institute in
the Washington, DC office.  I've suggested she get in touch with
Derrick Cogburn and Milton about a disability presence at the Rio
meeting, and I've also mentioned this to Hiroshi.  I know Norbert and
Linda are also thinking about this.

What I'd like to see is a visible number of people with disabilities
attending the Rio meeting, as well as some sessions on accessibility -
technical, free software, other aspects of ip, poverty, ...  -
accessibility in the widest sense of the word.

One thing that means an intention statement from the organizers when
the 'invitations' go out.

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