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InternetNZ supports Day of Disabled Persons

InternetNZ supports International Day of Disabled Persons
Media Release
1 November 2006

InternetNZ (The Internet Society of New Zealand) expresses its support for the International Day of Disabled Persons, on Sunday 3 November, which this year has the theme of “E-Accessibility”.

There are clear benefits to disabled people in the use of the Internet, particularly in access to information, personal communication, integration with larger society, and also in the highlighting of disability issues.

InternetNZ lauds the goals of the International Day of Disabled Persons of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities.

Recently the United Nations completed the Disability Rights Convention, which included substantial material on access to information. InternetNZ understands the Internet also played a significant role in bringing thousands of disabled people into the discussion and consultation process.

ENDS

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