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UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities – education tools

NECA has some great tools for educating our community on the United Nations Convention on the rights of people with disabilities. Through our Advocate Resource page you can access our handbook in easy English.  It explains what we mean by rights, what the Government has to do and how to check that people get their rights.  It also goes through how the Convention will help disabled people and how you can use the convention to effect change. Again, this is all in easy English so it’s a great tool in teaching EVERYONE about these rights. We encourage you to have a read through it, it’s quite interesting reading.We also decided to make some visual cards that individually list each article of the convention – article is the term used for right. These images are visual and are a fun way to raise awareness and educate people.Below are a just a few of these cards. If you’d like to see them all (5 through to 30) head over and check out our Facebook page. You can find us under North East Citizen Advocacy – Australia, please like and share these images to spread awareness.Feel free to let us know what you think and what else you would like to see done to help raise awareness for people with disabilities.