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UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH. MOAT CONFERENCE. MOVING ON AT COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM. Saturday 23rd November 2013

 
Richard Reiser being interviewed

Richard Reiser being interviewed

UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH.

Celebrating Our Struggle for Independent Living: No Return to the Institution or Isolation

The treatment of disabled people and thinking about physical and mental difference has varied over time. Overwhelmingly the experience has been negative, but there are always individuals and episodes of history that go against the grain, resulting in positive experiences for some disabled people. For Disabled People to live independently is now recognised as a Human Right under Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Article 19 UNCRPD

“States Parties to the present Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that:

a) Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement;

b) Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;

c) Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.’’

To read more, please follow this link.
http://moat2013.org.uk/disability-history-month/

 

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LIVESTREAM OF THE DAY

Speaker – Richard Reiser

Topic – Independent Living, History and Transport. History of how disability was treated.
Independent Living means having choices: the power to control what happens to us, sufficient support, being included and accepted into our local communities, education and leisure provision, having families and relationships. It does not mean doing everything for ourselves. The past casts a long shadow over disabled people and our struggle for equality and independence.


History of how disability was treated: Industrial Revolution and onwards.

Roundtable. MOAT Moving on Accessible Transport.
Chaired by Richard Reiser with Philip Barham, Kirsten Hearn, Christiane Link, Zara Todd.
INTRODUCTION: ”Transport today and tomorrow : social inclusion and social media”

Video Competition and Questions and Answers.

LINKS:
Worcester Council wants to put physically disabled back into institutions – for financial reasons
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jul/13/disabled-people-live-independently-worcester-council

http://dpac.uk.net/
link to dpac site
http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/ also black triangle
http://moat2013.org.uk/disability-history-month/
Roundtable. MOAT Moving on Accessible Transport.

 
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