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UNITED FOR A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO

ATTEND JANUARY 27 2012 TORONTO PRESENTATION ON THE WORLD BANK'S REPORT ON the unmet needs OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AROUND THE WORLD – KEYNOTE BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REP, WITH AN ONTARIO PERSPECTIVE BY AODA ALLIANCE CHAIR

January 16, 2012

SUMMARY

Everyone is invited to attend an important public forum to be held at the University of Toronto on Friday, January 27, 2012 from noon to 2:30, on the World Bank's recent report on the status of people with disabilities around the world. The World Bank's editor of the report, Tom Shakespeare, is the keynote presenter. The AODA Alliance is delighted that its chair, David Lepofsky, has been invited by the event's organizers, to also speak at this public event, giving an Ontario perspective.

We set out the organizers' publicity for this event below. There is no charge for admission. ASL/English interpreters and CART services (captioning for hard of hearing) will be available. We are not organizing this event and are delighted to be invited to take part in it. 

Please come to this event. Encourage others to do so as well.

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The Toronto Launch of the 1st WHO/World Bank World Report on Disability

The World Report on Disability is the first of its kind, providing guidance on implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and giving an extensive global picture of the situation of people with disabilities, their unmet needs, and the barriers they face to participating fully in their societies. There are over one billion people with disabilities in the world and this report provides a welcome focus on this pressing global health and social justice issue. This panel will bring together the lead author of the report with key disability activists to discuss the report and its implications for Canada’s domestic and global responsibilities towards people with disabilities.

Keynote address:

Dr. Tom Shakespeare is the editor of the World Report on Disability.  He has published extensively in disability studies and bioethics, including The Sexual Politics of Disability (1996) and Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006).  Disabled himself, Dr. Shakespeare has been active in the disability community for 20 years.  Dr. Shakespeare joined the World Health Organization’s Disability and Rehabilitation Team in 2008.

Remarks:

Dr. Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

David Lepofsky, CM, OOnt, Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

Dr. Stephanie Nixon, Academic Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation

Location:

 University of Toronto

 Munk School of Global Affairs

 Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility

 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto

North East corner of Devonshire and Harbord. 

 Map: http://www.munkschool.utoronto.ca/pages/location/ 

 To attend, please register at:

 http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11608 

This session is free.  This venue is accessible for people with mobility limitations.

More information at: http://www.munk.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=11608 

ASL/English interpreters and CART services (captioning for hard of hearing) available.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of cbm (www.cbmcanada.org) and the Canadian Hearing Society (www.chs.ca).