The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access

lightbulb iconThe Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access is an official statement of principles on the rights of all people to inclusion and choice in relation to technology and information access.

Today, technology is integral to all aspects of life, including in the workplace. A coalition of disability organizations and individuals has asserted this right by launching an official declaration regarding the equal rights of people with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access. The Declaration builds on existing recognitions of the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be integrated into the community, and champions their rights to access technologies in home, school, and the workplace.

The Coleman Institute provides two versions of the declaration:

● Official print version

● Linguistically accessible version

Interested individuals and organizations can endorse this document by signing the declaration online, and can also follow related news on social media using the hashtag #TechAccess4All.

Additional Resources

Introductory Video

Transcript

Toolkit

The Coleman Institute also provides a comprehensive toolkit for the Declaration, including a State Legislative Toolkit Handout

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