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Standard Rules On Equality Of Opportunities For Persons With Disabilities: Legal View Of Provisions On Support Services, Auxiliary Resources And Training / View From Latin America

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The Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities constitute an important change in paradigm, moving away from a medical-assistance perspective towards an approach focusing on rights with an interdisciplinary focus, emphasizing the psychosocial, environmental and contextual perspective in its broadest sense. In the developing countries, persons with disabilities are generally the poorest of the poor. Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. The National Councils on Disability and the Organizations of Civil Society are called on to play an important role in the harmony in which this legal objective is reached, as well as in the homogenization of national legislation on this matter in line with international standards. The Standard Rules of the United Nations which pertain to support services and auxiliary resources and training constitute valuable guidance for states for the legislative improvement and definition of public policy.

Keywords: auxiliary resources; disabilities; Latin America; legal objective; national disability councils; public policy; standard rules on equality; United Nations



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