Heath Ansley of VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal, was quoted on the public statement as saying, “We urge everyone in the disability and veteran communities whose Senator is on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to contact that Senator and ask him or her to support the CRPD treaty and report it for a floor vote in time for the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th”. Ansley went on to say, “This is an important bill for the future accessibility of the United States, we can’t stress that enough”.
As United Spinal Association is now the second largest organization to voice the need for this convention, the first being the National Federation of the Blind, Senators are beginning to understand what this bill would mean for this country. The ratification of this Bill opens up global doors in accessibility that the United States desperately needs to bring new life to their accessibility initiatives.
For more information on United Spinal Association’s comments, go to: United Spinal Calls for Ratification