Princeton Participates in COSP10 at the United Nations

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
by Damian Sian

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

The CRPD was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2006. This year marks the tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP) at UN Headquarters in New York.

The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects”  of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
United Nations CRPD

Princeton University's Sr. Web Accessibility Advisor, Damian Sian will sit on a Q&A panel titled "CRPD Implementation: Requirements for an Accessibility Profession. The side event is organized by G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies) and will feature a talk by Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque Systems. Damian will add insight to the value of accessibility certification in higher education.