"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Onward and Upward"

There was a nice article in Saturday's Star, "Milestone Reached But Still Far To Go".

It discusses how despite two landmark events we have recently discussed here (Canada's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the decision from the Canadian Human Rights Commission enshrining the right of voters with disabilities to accessible polling stations), there still is much more to be done.

Hard to argue with that - issues around education and access to health care, transportation, work and community activities abound. And the very valid point is made that although accommodating needs too often falls victim to demands for budgetary constraints, attitudes are most often at the root of problems.

So where do we go from here?
In the words of Helen Henderson, Onward and Upward.

After all, do we really have any other choice?

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