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Human Rights for US Disabled?

While the US has historically led in disability rights, critical barriers remain.

Human rights for US disabled

The struggle for disability rights has been one spanning decades in the United States, and it is ongoing (GALLO/GETTY)

More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s total population, live with some form of disability.

Often referred to as “the world’s largest minority”, persons with disabilities are accustomed to facing barriers to their participating in almost every aspect of society.

“In the case of disability, we’ve had to spend all our time and energy determining who is a member of the club, rather than if they are being discriminated against,” Joelle Brouner, Executive Director of the Washington State Rehabilitation Council told Al Jazeera.

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