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DADP Concerns On Persons Living with Disabilities in Geneva

Executive member of the Dominica association of persons living with disabilities Irma Raymond Joseph is concerned that after several years after  a conventions to ratify the rights of person living with disabilities in Geneva Dominica has not been able to do the documentation and implementation on behalf of  the DAPD.

She says the DAPD is very disappointed and can only hope that it can be done to allow disabled persons the right to employment, education and free access to public buildings.

The Government of Dominica ratified the UN convention on the rights of persons living with disabilities on October 2nd 2012

Mrs Joseph raised the concern at the building back better national consultation at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Monday.

Joseph says the association would like easier access to areas such as Doctor Offices, the school, churches, the air ports and financial institutions. Some institutions have already begun catering for persons with disabilities.

The DAPD is also calling on the mayor of the city of Roseau Irene John to look seriously in to the matter and make provision for easier access to public buildings in the city for the disabled.

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