Technology shouldn’t be allowed to isolate the disabled, and it can’t be an excuse for healthy people to say: We gave you a machine, and now you’re on your own.

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (An Interview with Samuel Koch and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo on Paralysis)

In case anyone was unaware, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo is actually the man for whom the film The Intouchables is based on.

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The Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a treaty modeled after the ADA, would help change that. It would establish a framework for creating legislation and policies in other countries. And it would protect the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities, giving them greater opportunity to work, travel, and lead full and productive lives.

Opening Doors to People With Disabilities Worldwide

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations just approved the CRPD this morning by a vote of 12-6. Now it goes on to the full Senate for a vote, where it is expected to be voted down by Republicans. If you live in the US, tell your Senators to vote for it!

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