New Disability (and Deaf) Anti-Poverty Blog
I have created a new blog on issues related to poor people with disabilities in developing countries and international development. The “We Can Do” blog at http://wecando.wordpress.com is targeted at anyone who shares an interest in creating a world in which Deaf or disabled people in developing countries have the tools, resources, knowledge and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty, or gain access to an education, employment, health services, community life, and human rights.
The We Can Do blog (wecando.wordpress.com) will include, among other things: information and announcements about events or resources of interest to people working with Deaf or disability communities in developing countries; opinion pieces on topics relevant to disabled people in developing countries; and more. I hope in the future to also be able to post pragmatic information, “check lists”, or other resources that people working in the field can put to immediate use to make a difference in the lives of disabled people who live in poverty. If you have information, announcements, or written resources that you think might be of interest to blog readers, please submit them.
A few of the recent blog posts at http://wecando.wordpress.com include: the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities rewritten into plain language for people who might have trouble understanding the original text or who wish to translate the convention into other written or signed languages; an essay that asks how we can help Deaf or disabled emigrants put the money they send home to good use; and an announcement about the upcoming Commonwealth Disabled People’s Conference in Uganda.