Public Policy

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

At the Spring 2011 meeting of the AHEAD Board of Directors, a motion was passed to support the US ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  AHEAD joins a long list of disability rights and advocacy organizations encouraging the United States Senate vote for ratification.  Ratification is the second step in treaty adoption, the first is becoming a signatory. The United States became a signatory in 2009.

WHO/World Bank World report on disability

The first ever World Health Organization/World Bank report on disability reviews evidence about the situation of people with disabilities around the world.

Disability rights laws by country

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund provides a list of each country's disability rights laws.

New Report Expands the Definition of Human Rights

Disability Rights Fund (DRF) has released its report, “One in Seven”, which documents progress made by persons with disabilities.

Web Accessibility by country

The Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides information of complied laws and policies that are related to web accessibility from various countries.

Copyright Laws by country

Copyright Watch provides information of copyright laws from various countries.