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3Questions on HI/VI Issues – European Union of the Deaf

EUD plus 3 Questions LogoThere are several groups who represent the varied and specific interests of the community of people with disabilities in the EU. Some campaigns are centered around specific issues, for example the 2006 campaign that resulted in Disabled Air Passengers’ Rights. Other campaigns focus upon accessibility to the internet, and this year mobility issues have been given a special international highlight.

Recently the work of one broadly focused activity came to fruition. As background, within the general portfolio of the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights are nine Core International Human Rights Instruments. They are all considered treaties which, though ratified within the UN, still need to be ratified and implemented at the country level.

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Deaf Sue Cinemark Chain

Going to the movies is central part of mainstream American life. More than 200 million Americans went to the movies last year according to the Motion Picture Association of America. But a lawsuit filed today in Alameda Superior Court alleges that the Cinemark movie chain, the third largest in the country, discriminates against the deaf and hard of hearing communities by failing to provide any captioned movies at its theaters in Alameda County.

 

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The Threat of Cyberwar Has Been Grossly Exaggerated

“If, on the other hand, we use the more measured language of cybercrime, we change the debate. Crime fighting requires both resolve and resources, but it’s done within the context of normal life. We willingly give our police extraordinary powers of investigation and arrest, but we temper these powers with a judicial system and legal protections for citizens.”

Thus begins Bruce Schneier’s latest request that we accept some cyber-reality with our cyber-reduction of rights. The following paragraphs begin the article, but you should read the entire piece at:

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