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Disability, human rights and public policy in the Caribbean: A situation analysis

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Author: Jones, Francis - Serieux-Lubin, Luanne UN symbol.: LC/CAR/TS.2017/12 88 p. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean January 2018


This study presents a situation analysis of persons with disability in the Caribbean. It includes a compilation and analysis of national census data from 16 countries including data from both the 2000 and the 2010 census rounds. The study also assesses national laws, policies and programmes in the context of relevant international treaties and agreements. The topics covered include health and rehabilitation, accessible buildings, transport, information and communications technology, education and labour market participation. In each of these areas, good practices, gaps, and priorities for action are identified and there are policy recommendations to support governments in further addressing the issue of disability.

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Abstract. -- Introduction. -- I. Disability in the Caribbean. -- II. Health, rehabilitation and social care services. -- III. Enabling environments. -- IV. Access to education. -- V. Economic activity and income protection. -- VI. Conclusions. -- Bibliography.

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