Young disabled people use video to make UN Convention accessible

Date: 2nd June 2011
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Children with disabilities
Author: Whizz-Kidz

Six Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors set out to demystify the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in a video explaining their own experiences of school and their busy social lives.

Two of the group interviewed the Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller for the video. Ms Miller said it was a privilege to speak to Lucy Davies, 19, and Josh Surgeoner, 15, and to contribute to the work they are doing to raise awareness of the UN Convention. She said: "We discussed a wide range of issues and I hope the interview will help stimulate further debate of these important issues."

The young people hope to inspire viewers to stand up for their right to participate equally in education and in wider society, and to have a say in decisions that impact on their daily lives.