Are Current Policies Effective in Providing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities?
Presented By Sarah Amin
With examples from Washington, DC and other cities on the east coast, this webinar will highlight some important environmental barriers that limit disabled individuals, in parts of the U.S., from reaching an adequate standard of living. The webinar will also look closely at disability-focused policies that reflect good intentions but are not achieving the desired results. The presenter will facilitate a discussion on solutions and potential ways to address these issues.
This is a great learning and sharing opportunity for urban planners, disability advocates, professionals, students, and those interested in accessibility and equal rights.
About the Presenter
Sarah Amin is a graduate student of International Affairs at the School of International Service at American University. Her academic focus is Gender and Human Rights, and her current research interests focus on the intersection of international politics and feminist disability studies. As a contributor to the NotEnoughGood blog and Program and Research intern with the SISGI Group, she researches international disability rights issues and policies, and gender equality.
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During the presentation an example from Buddakan was mentioned. Click here to see the related news article from the New York Times.
Other points were cited and below you will find links to additional information:
ADA Accessibility Guidelines
Disability Rights Laws
Global Universal Design