Independent Living Movement: organizing for an active, disabled old age.
Judith E. Heumann explains what the Independent Living Movement is and what Independent Living Centres and how large numbers of other elderly disabled people could benefit greatly from services delivered by Independent Living centers. The World Institute on Disability's objectives in this regard are to work with appropriate organizations to raise awareness about aging and disability and to recommend policies which support elderly persons with disabilities. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/toolsforpower/tools28.html
Foreword to The Independent Living Movement: International Experiences.
Judith E. Heumann, MPH (Masters in Public Health), Advisor on Disability and Development, The World Bank tells about her own life and how as she was continually aware of the invisibility of disabled people in society. In her work with the World Bank, she has travelled widely and points out, "Poverty and social discrimination have gone hand in hand." In the forthcoming English version of: Alonso, J. Vidal Garcia. 2003. "El Movimiento de Vida Independiente, Experiencias Internacionales." ("The Independent Living Movement: International Experiences." In Spanish, PDF, 1.46 MB
The Implications of ADA for Disabled People.
There is a strong need for civil rights legislation in all countries. To those who continue studying whether or not there is a need for anti-discrimination legislation, it is time to stop studying and to start legislating! Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/hr4.html
Seminar on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities from a North and South Perspective.
From her perspective as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (USA), Judy Heumann speaks on disability rights. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/stlm19980823c.html