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Better supporting and involving those with a disability: a challenge and a necessity

Better supporting and involving those with a disability: a challenge and a necessity

Type of text : Opinion
Type of referral : Government referral
Working group : Section for Social Affairs and Health

Rapporteur(s) :

Christel PRADO
Associations Group
Date adopted : 25/06/2014 | Period : 2010-2015

There is the disability, and there is the person with the disability, and it is important not to confuse the two.
One in four people in France are living with some form of handicap, physical limitation or disability. The number of people affected and the commitments made by France in ratifying the International Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in 2010 lead us to look beyond a mere analysis of the systems put in place to support disabled people and a specific approach. Efforts involving public authorities, the world of work and the non-profit sector and designed to support disabled people should henceforth involve the public themselves.