It is a landmark development that the United Nations has passed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This unique recognition will make disability as a developmental issue in the policies of Governments.
India has Ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is again a landmark achievement and future programmes in India will have an impact of this ratification.
Promotion of Disabled People’s Movement and Parents’ participation are regarded vital for the growth of services for persons with disabilities worldwide.
Inclusion of persons with disabilities is getting attention world over. The International Disability Alliance indicates that the objectives of services in the future should be creating a rights based, barrier free and inclusive society.
Technology is growing in the field of disability and in fact, it is reducing the handicapping condition in the individuals contributing to their independence.
The Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2008 published by UNESCO states that while progress has been made in universal primary education with an increased enrollment rate worldwide, it has voiced its concerns in three goals of EFA, viz., early intervention, adult illiteracy and gender issues. Therefore, future programmes should focus more on early intervention, adult literacy programmes for persons with disabilities and promotion of services for disabled women.