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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) letter of support on CRPD to Senators
July 23, 2014
Source: Gary Shapiro President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Bob Dole battles home-schoolers on disabilities treaty
July 23, 2014
Source: Maggie Severns, Politico

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide
July 23, 2014
Source: Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

IBM names West accessibility chief
July 22, 2014
Source: Larry Dignan, ZDnet

Global disabilities treaty passes committee but faces a tough fight in the Senate
July 22, 2014
Source: Patricia Zengerle, MedCity News

Announcement: Today the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) delivered a felicitations letter to our Hon Sam K. Kuteesa, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly.
July 21, 2014
Source: Mwesigwa Martin Babu, Member - UNCRPD Committee of Experts, Deputy Executive Director & Head of Prog

Man Must Crawl To Second Floor To Register Disability Rights Organization
July 21, 2014
Source: Zubeda Hamid, The Hindu

Joint Press Release: European Court on Human Rights says NGOs can secure justice for otherwise voiceless people who die at the hands of the state
July 21, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Georgetown Uni, Qatar to become disabled-friendly
July 21, 2014
Source: Aby Thomas, Construction Week Online

Disability discrimination commissioner condemns 'lifters, not leaners' slogan
July 21, 2014
Source: Daniel Hurst, The Guardian

Removing Barriers to Financial Independence for People With Disabilities
July 20, 2014
Source: Kathleen Ujvari, Public Policy Institute

Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities
July 20, 2014
Source: Associated Press

Making Aircraft Lavatory Accessible To Blind People
July 18, 2014
Source: Roberto Castiglioni, Reduced Mobility Rights

'We're All Different': JCPenney Shows Unique Mannequins In Manhattan Storefront
July 18, 2014
Source: Jane Weaver, Today

International Disability Alliance Appoints Executive Director
July 18, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance, IDA

Passage of Bahamas Disability Bill is 'most noblest of acts' by Parliament
July 17, 2014
Source: Matt Maura, BIS

International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?
July 16, 2014
Source: Maegan Shank, YIDA Intern, World Learning
USICD's YIDA Intern, Maegan Shank writes a blog post during her internship for World Learning,"International Exchanges, the Key to Unlocking a Country's Social and Economic Development?"

In Brazil For The World Cup, Scant Disabled Access, Abundant Good Will
July 16, 2014
Source: Fred Thys, Cognoscenti

FCC Votes to Require Closed Captioning for Web Clips
July 15, 2014
Source: Stephanie Mlot, PC Mag

Premier League clubs 'failing disabled fans'
July 15, 2014
Source: BBC

Disabled Californians often banned from voting
July 14, 2014
Source: Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

Businesses welcome deaf as university turns 150
July 12, 2014
Source: Cogan Schneier, USATODAY

International Disability Alliance Elects New Chairperson
July 11, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance

A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings
July 11, 2014
Source: Sarah Costa, Huffington Post

Torture and Ill-treatment banned under International Law still evident in Czech Republic psychiatric hospitals
July 3, 2014
Source: Mental Disability Advocacy Center

Alliance for Disability Inclusive Development
July 3, 2014
Source: The Himalayan Times

Texas Lawmakers Consider Proposal To Close Some State-Run Institutions
July 3, 2014
Source: Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune

FCC Moves to Caption the Web
July 3, 2014
Source: Kate Tummarello, The Hill

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty
July 2, 2014
Source: Judith Heumann, DIPNOTE, U.S. Department of State Official Blog

The crucial next steps in DfID's disability response
July 1, 2014
Source: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex

Wartime Violence against Disabled Women Often Ignored
July 1, 2014
Source: Juhie Bhatia, WE News

Accessible Books Consortium Launched, Joins Effort to End “Book Famine” for People with Print Disabilities
July 1, 2014
Source: AG-IP News

Fifa sells off World Cup tickets reserved for the disabled
June 24, 2014
Source: Jonathan Harwood, The Week

These States Are Failing To Follow Disability Law, U.S. Says
June 24, 2014
Source: Joy Resmovits, The Huffington Post

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

International Youth Day 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Current Issues in Sign Language Linguistics (CISL) Open Congress
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014

12th Session of the CRPD Committee
Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014


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