Icelandic leaders discuss disability rights in D.C.

Special Advisor Ann Cody from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor welcomed leaders of the Icelandic disability forum, Öryrkjabandalag Íslands, ÖBÍ, Aug. 26. These leaders visited Washington and New York to learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act, expand their network with U.S. counterparts and discuss disability rights related to accessibility, education, employment and independent living. Iceland does not yet have a national disability law, something these civil society activists hope to change. Speaking about technical expertise gained through their U.S. visit, Stefán Vilbergsson, the delegation’s spokesperson said, “It was a very fruitful visit that we will build greatly on in our future advocacy.”

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