International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The United States Department of Health and Human Services issued a news release today about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  Some of the highlights include:

Saturday, December 3, 2011 is the 19th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to highlight efforts to improve the conditions of persons with disabilities. Across the globe, 15 percent of the world’s population is living with a disability and about a quarter of the global population has a family member with, or works with, someone with a disability.

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, America became the first country in the world to declare equality for citizens with disabilities.

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