Uninorte bets on the inclusion of people with disabilities By Leidys Rios Lopez (Uninorte le apuesta a la inclusión de las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad)

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Photo by Josefina Villarreal “Debra Ruh with her daughter Sara & Maria Medina, representative of Eleven of Spain Foundation.”

Last Sunday an Australian model with down syndrome conquered the catwalks of Fashion Week in New York. This 18 year old wants to change the image of the disabled in the beauty sector codes as marked as that of fashion. Likewise, there are other examples of people who have a disability and who have managed to realize their dreams as anyone. In this context, the University of North today makes the eighth edition of ‘Development Dialogues’, a conference where experts will discuss social inclusion, employment and accessibility for people with disabilities.

To this will be present, the US consultancy Debra Ruh and her daughter who suffers from Down syndrome, Sarah Ruh, which together have traveled the world defending the rights of people with physical and cognitive disabilities. “The event is to show that it is possible for people with disabilities to work, this is what makes them part of society,” he said Debra Ruh. Another issue to be discussed at the conference is accessibility, which according to Maria Medina, Ilunion Eleven representative of Spain Foundation, is a right of every human being to access any setting or service. “It’s important to have accessibility in the city, at universities, it is necessary for anyone to move autonomously condition,” he added.

For experts on the subject, aim of this conference is that families and businesses remove the barrier to see that people with disabilities can labor as a human being. The event begins today at 4:30 pm and will be in the auditorium of the Uninorte.

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