The logo for the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) in the United States. At the left, the acronym "NAD" is inside a circle. At the right is the name of the organization.

Provides brief background on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Also explains parts of the CRPD that mention deaf people or sign language. Therefore, it may be useful as an introduction to the CRPD for deaf people. However, a serious training program on the CRPD will want to supplement this with more detailed information.

This position paper published in 2012. As a result, information about how many countries have ratified, or the status of U.S. ratification, is out of date. However, the summary of the CRPD for deaf people is timeless. In other words, it will not go out of date. Although the U.S. National Association of the Deaf wrote this for U.S. audiences, the CRPD information is relevant in every country.

The text of the position paper is accessible for people using screen reading software. However, links in the navigation bar are not labeled to say where they go.

In addition to learning about the CRPD for deaf people, you may be interested in reading about the CRPD advocacy toolkit.

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