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Initiatives Toward Inclusive Society

This web page is the first in a series of topical resources related to disability rights and inclusive society. The resources are primarily focused on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and how countries around the world are implementing the convention. Resources are grouped by region or by topic.

Globally Defining Inclusive Quality Education Standard

Creating a Global Inclusive Quality Education Standard presentation at the Accessibility Conference, University of Guelph, May 2016.

Globally Defining Inclusive Education presentation at CSUN Conference March 2016.

Note: Not all following publications are accessible. many of the PDF documents, although dealing with inclusion, are not tagged or are properly tagged. Hopefully this will change as we move toward a more inclusive society and as the Incheon Strategy states "Make the right real."

Legislative Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The PDF document is accessible.

Public Transport

Emerging Trends in Specialized Transport in Rural Communities: Exposing the Myths (2014)

Access to Digital Content

Accessible PDF and the Potential of PDF/UA

UNICEF Forum on the Rights of Children and Youth with Disabilities 2013

As part of the meetings during the week of the UN General Assembly, we gathered at UNICEF Place for the second forum hosted by UNICEF. It was a day of information, discussion and conversation.

Comments on the UNICEF Forum on the Rights of Children and Youth with Disabilities 2013

Comments on Articles 9 and 12 of the CRPD (under revision)

Comments submitted on Article 9 Accessibility

Comments submitted on Article 12 Human Rights

Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

This section also includes any reports or documents that are global in scope and objectives.

UN Enable

Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)!

Canada

The following resources identify the layers of human rights laws in Canada.

Canada ratified the CRPD in 2010

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)

OHRC Duty to Accommodate

OHRC Undue Hardships Standards

OHRC Framework for Competing Human Rights

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)

AODA Customer Service Standards

AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations (IASR) (Information Communication, Employment and Transportation)

AODA: Revision to the IASR to include Open Spaces.

AODA Built Environment Standards

Asia and Pacific Region

Incheon Strategy (the actual document is an untagged PDF)