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The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) created the plan to reaffirm the organisation’s commitment to build upon the promise of the 'Americans with Disabilities Act' (ADA) by removing barriers for all Americans with disabilities who wish to be involved in this Convention.
“Our party has been at the helm of advancing the rights of people with disabilities for the last quarter century,” said DNCC CEO Rev Leah Daughtry in a launch statement. “That is why our priority has been to make this a convention for all Americans, and we have worked tirelessly to ensure full equality for those with disabilities.”
The DNCC has made accessibility an integral part of all aspects of Convention planning since its arrival in Philadelphia, from being able to access messaging for those who are blind, vision-impaired, Deaf or hearing-impaired, through to housing and the design of traffic flows at Convention events.
The DNCC has also secured Ted Jackson, a recognised leader in the disability rights community, to serve as a specialist in the Office of Public Engagement’s ADA & Community Engagement unit.
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