Representative Amy Stephens and Senator Irene Aguilar to Advocate for the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access!
03/13/2014 (All day)
On October 2013, at the 13th Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, the Declaration on the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access was introduced for the first time (http://www.colemaninstitute.org/declaration-text). The Declaration calls on all of us to assure that people with cognitive disabilities enjoy the same rights of access to contemporary technologies and information as everyone enjoys.
Colorado House District 20 Representative and former House Majority Leader, Representative Amy Stephens has, from her first read, championed the Declaration as a foundational document. She recognizes the profundity of what it calls on us as a community, as a state and as a nation to do.
In that vein, Rep. Stephens is sponsoring the Declaration as a Colorado House Resolution, to be heard on . This formal adoption of the Declaration underscores its incredible importance, as well as what it compels us to do in supporting people with disabilities. Senator Irene Aguilar, long a champion of the rights of people with disabilities,will sponsor a similar proceeding in the Colorado Senate, likely on or near the same date (as soon as those details are confirmed, I will let you know).
CCDC hopes you will join Representative Stephens and others of us for whom this issue is profoundly important, to witness Colorado becoming the first state in the Nation to formally adopt the Declaration, to congratulate the many, many people who developed it, and to be part of what will surely be a celebration for, with and about people with cognitive disabilities and their families.
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