Persons with Disabilities' Role in Developing
The Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
1:15 – 2:30 PM
United Nations, Conference Room E (NLB)
CART service will be provided
Accessibility is a cornerstone of equality and inclusion. Persons with Disabilities and their organizations are working around the world to create accessible environments.
The panel will discuss different ways in which Persons with Disabilities advance accessibility processes globally, through activism and litigation, community work and consultation in legislation processes. It will address the challenges they face and exchange best practices in the creation of accessible environments.
The panel will also include the screening of a short film about a campaign to implement accessibility regulations in Israeli communities.
Moderator: Karina Chupina, President, International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People
Yannis Vardakastanis, Chair, International Disability Alliance
Ahiya Kamara, Israeli Commissioner for equal rights for persons with disabilities
Emanuele Sapienza, Policy Specialist and Social Inclusion Coordinator, UNDP and Coordinator, Technical Secretariat, UNPRPD
Klaus Lachwitz, President, Inclusion International
Zvi Shorer, Accessible Mobility Medium for Petra