4th session of the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities.
Report by David Corner
It was a privilege to be representing inclusion International at the U.N. Escap working group session. It was really important to be there and be included in discussions as no other groups or people were representing people with an intellectual disability.
There were some people from the pacific islands disability forum that I met when I was involved with helping with the Bridge Training module in Fiji in 2013 representing Inclusion International.
The two working group session went well and I was able to contribute to the session along with Trish who made several contributions. There were some interesting topics that would be good to share with Inclusion International. Regarding Air Travel and people with disabilities who use mobility devices and communication devices regarding the Batteries in terms of Aircraft Safety. It also raised the issue regarding people’s support needs when booking and travelling on air lines and ensuring that the airline staff are clear about what support people require .
There was also a representive from a group called Daisy, an assistive technology development organization. It works to make information accessible for people with disability in different formats and their website looks quite interesting and could be of value for people with intellectual disabilities who want to have information in a format that is accessible and in a format that suits them.