The New International Disability Rights Treaty And Why the Disability Community Should Care LIVE WEBCAST

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
2 - 3:15PM EST
Location: Online

Presented By:

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) International Task Force.

Sponsored By:

Easter Seals, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Live Location (Webcast Information Below): Easter Seals, 1425 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC.

Program Outline

  • Overview of the Treaty (also known as a Convention).
  • Ratification Update.
  • What is the impact of the Treaty on the International Community?
  • What would be the impact on U.S. disability law and policies?
  • Advocating for U.S. Signature and Ratification.

Program Speakers

  • Katherine Guernsey, International Attorney and Adjunct Professor, American University
  • Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director, Mental Disability Rights International


  • David T. Hutt, National Disability Rights Network and CCD International Task Force Co-chair
  • Marcie Roth, National Spinal Cord Injury Association and CCD International Task Force Co-chair


To register for the FREE Webcast, click here:

To RSVP if attending in Person at the Live Location at Easter Seals, please contact: Jennifer Dexter at Easter Seals. Participants will be connected over the internet to hear and view the presentation. System Requirements: Windows® Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2003 Server, 2000, 2000 Server; Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.


Participants requesting accommodations for using screen readers or captioning service, please email David Morrissey before September 15, 2008 to receive additional accessibility information or documents in advance.

To learn more about the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), click here.

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