International

Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and suggested models for consideration by other sovereign states worldwide. Publications consider efforts to gain equality and justice for people with disabilities around the world; the development and implementation of an international convention on those rights; shared strategies used in the U.S., the implementation and enforcement of U.S. disability rights laws on federal property and in programs abroad that receive U.S. funds; and the promotion of full inclusion for people with disabilities on an international level.

2014

  • An Intern's Perspective: 7th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to USAID Administrator Shah Regarding Humanitarian and Economic Assistance to Ukraine (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Defense Secretary Hagel Regarding Humanitarian and Economic Assistance to Ukraine (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Vice President Biden Regarding CRPD (HTML)

2013

  • NCD Education Forum Report: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Again Reaffirms Its Strong Support of Ratification of the CRPD (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reaffirms Strong Support of U.S. Ratification of U.N. Disability Treaty (HTML)
  • Toward the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Examining the Accessibility of Overseas Facilities and Programs Funded by the United States (HTML) (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Federal Agency Evaluates Disability Access Abroad (HTML)

2011

  • Letter to USAID Administrator Raj Shah in Wake of Disaster in Japan (HTML) (PDF)

2008

  • Finding the Gaps: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws in the U.S. to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HTML) (DOC) (PDF)

2006

  • National Council on Disability Practical Discussions on Implementation in the U.S. and Other Countries (HTML) (PDF)
  • Update on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)

2005

  • Monitoring Symposium: A Contribution to the Formulation of Proposals for Monitoring a United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities Report (HTML) (PDF)
  • Update on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • NCD and the Americans with Disabilities Act: 15 Years of Progress (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - The Right to Health: Fundamental Concepts and The American Disability Experience - Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - The Right to Health: Fundamental Concepts and The American Disability Experience (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - The Experience of the United States with Employment and Right to Work Protections - Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - An Overview of the Experience of the United States with Employment and Right to Work Protections (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Education by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Lessons for All of Us: Protecting the Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Transportation by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Transportation by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - The Right to Participate in Political and Public Life by Persons with Disabilities - Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Enjoyment of the Right to Participation in Political and Public Life by Persons with Disabilities - Illustrations of Implementation from the United States (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Access to Information Technology by People with Disabilities Illustrations of Implementation from the United States - Quick Reference (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Information Technology and Americans with Disabilities: An Overview of Innovation, Laws, Progress, and Challenges (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Living Independently and in the Community: Implementation Lessons from the United States - Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - Living Independently and in the Community: Implementation Lessons from the United States (HTML) (PDF)

2004

  • Update on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (November) (HTML)
  • National Council on Disability: 20 Years of Independence (July 2004) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Update on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (July) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Summary of the Native American Forum: Disability Matters in Tribal Communities (HTML) (PDF)

2003

  • UN Disability Convention - Topics at a Glance: History of the Process (HTML)
  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Abridged Version) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Foreign Policy and Disability: Legislative Strategies and Civil Rights Protections To Ensure Inclusion of People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Full-Length On-Line Version) (HTML)

2002

  • An International Disability and Human Rights Convention (HTML) (PDF)
  • A Reference Tool: Understanding the Potential Content and Structure of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • White Paper - Understanding the Role of an International Convention on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)

2000

  • Closing the Gap: A Ten Point Strategy for the Next Decade of Disability Civil Rights Enforcement (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability, Summary of International Watch Recommendations for NCD Consideration and Action (HTML) (PDF)
  • From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speak for Themselves (HTML) (PDF)

1996_Publications

  • Foreign Policy and Disability (HTML)

1993

  • Progress in Advancing the Status of People with Disabilities Around the World: The Work of the United States Delegation to the Thirty-Third Session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (HTML)

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