PAPID, Promoting Self-Advocacy and Easy-to Read in Taiwan

by Nagase Osamu

taiwan-dec2014Our Associate Member in Taiwan, Parents Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Taiwan (PAPID) organized a seminar on the CRPD, easy-to-read information and self-advocacy, on 18 December 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Nagase, Asia Pacific Regional Representative, made a presentation about the CRPD and persons with intellectual disabilities. The seminar was attended by self-advocates, family members, social workers, independent living movement leaders, as well as government officials. PAPID has been promoting self-advocacy, partly motivated by its participation in the World Congress in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. PAPID has been working hard on the easy-to-read information, using materials from Inclusion Europe, such as “Information for All: European Standards for Making Information Easy to Read and Understand”.

Disability rights movement in Taiwan, including PAPID, is actively promoting the implementation of the CRPD in Taiwan, even though Taiwan is not a U.N. member and is not a State Party to the CRPD.