On May 3, 2008, the United Nations introduced and enforced the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. The Convention was originally adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The chief aim of this UN Convention is to ensure that people with disabilities across the world enjoy the same rights as people without any physical or mental disabilities.
Disability Rights Explained A glossary of disabled and disability rights. Access to work programme: Help for people wanting to find employment. Alt-tag: A system built into web pages that turn images on web pages into descriptions. Amplified telephones: Special telephones for the hard of hearing with volume that is louder. Assessment of needs: An assessment for disabled people to determine financial aid. Attendance allowance: Financial support you may be entitled to if you need help looking after yourself if you’re disabled and are over the age of 65. Benefits: Financial support you may be entitled to if you’re disabled.