When it comes to data to assess disability inclusion, rather than a scarcity of information; great amounts of data are readily available from many sources. So much so, that policymakers may be overwhelmed with the options. While these sources are not interchangeable, each has value in and of itself. Moreover, the data sources can be articulated as if they were parts of a … [Read more...] about Too little or too much data to address disability inclusion?
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Accessibility is a fundamental right for all people, not only for people with disabilities. Currently, a broad legislative framework recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility in different areas such as transportation, education, health, culture, technology, justice and employment. However, there are still many gaps in implementing, enforcing and monitoring these laws. … [Read more...] about Four keys to promote accessibility in Latin America and the Caribbean
Matías’s experience Many of us are waiting anxiously for the day when we can have access to a COVID-19 vaccine. People with disabilities are no different. Like everyone else, many people with disabilities want and need to be vaccinated. This is also the case for Matías Ferreyra, university professor, president of the Latin American Union of the Blind and member of the … [Read more...] about The vaccine and me – the perspective of a person with a disability
Faced with the most serious health crisis that the region has experienced in years, it is natural that we all have good reasons for wanting to be vaccinated and protected against COVID-19. Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that was reeling from social protests before the advent of COVID-19, has seen disparities aggravated by the pandemic, with the adverse effects of … [Read more...] about Equity and transparency in vaccine distribution
Looking for stuff to do during the quarantine, I played the Decameron audiobook, remembering that it was about the Black Death. I thought I could find something on how people with disabilities were dealt with during the XIV century. I found it fascinating. It´s as if not a day had gone by since that March in 1348. Like today, the leading actor in the Western World was Italy, … [Read more...] about Bocaccio and the COVID-19: Disability in the days of The Plague