Today’s post focuses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  This is a resolution by the United Nations that seeks to protect the rights of people with disabilities all over the world.  This resolution is especially important for Deaf people, because it defines the right to language – including sign language – as a basic human right.


A video overview of the UN CRPD.


Former Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa), explains the impact the CRPD would have for the United States.


 

Links to additional information:

Wikipedia article on the CRPD:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_Persons_with_Disabilities

The Preamble of the CRPD:
http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml

A Guide to CRPD with Resources by Gallaudet University:
http://www.gallaudet.edu/rsia/world-deaf-information-resource/deaf-information-resources/crpd.html

A PowerPoint Guide from Dr. Joseph Murray on CRPD and Deaf Persons:
http://conference.usu.edu/SYSTEM/Uploads/pdfs/15233_1967JosephMurrah.pdf