Steinfeld and Seelman Contribute to World Report on Disability

With Katherine Seelman of the University of Pittsburgh, Edward Steinfeld recently contributed to a chapter on Enabling Environments in the first ever World Report on Disability, a publication sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. The Report summarizes 

RptDisability.jpgthe best available evidence on disability and makes recommendations for action in support of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The report was formally released on June 9, 2011 at the United Nations in New York City.

Seelman and Steinfeld presented at the U.S. Launch and Symposium for the Report on September 12-13 in Arlington, VA. The two-day symposium was organized by The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE), in cooperation with the WHO, Pan American Health Organization, World Bank, Interagency Committee Research, and the United States International Council on Disabilities.

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