InternetNZ supports International Day of Disabled Persons
Media Release - December 1, 2006 - InternetNZ (The Internet Society of New Zealand) expresses its support for the International Day of Disabled Persons, on Sunday 3 December, which this year has the theme of “E-Accessibility”.
There are clear benefits to disabled people in the use of
the Internet, particularly in access to information, personal communication,
integration with larger society, and also in the highlighting of disability
InternetNZ lauds the goals of the International Day of
Disabled Persons of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation
in society by persons with disabilities.
Recently the United Nations completed the Disability Rights
Convention, which included substantial material on access to information.
InternetNZ understands the Internet also played a significant role in bringing
thousands of disabled people into the discussion and consultation process.
For further information contact:
Richard WoodCommunications and Research OfficerInternetNZ
04 495 2333