Secretary of State Pompeo stressed the government’s commitment to ensure equal access to education and jobs for all groups of the population.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a statement in connection with the International Day of People with Disabilities, which is celebrated on December 3.
For the United States, the day is an occasion to reaffirm its commitment to fully include people with disabilities in society, the document stresses.
“We are proud to point to the strict enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the public and private levels, as well as other federal, state and local laws that guarantee open and equal access to facilities, markets, jobs, goods and services,” the State Department said in a statement.
The foreign policy chief emphasized that the U.S. government “welcomes the participation and leadership of people with disabilities and their representative organizations in efforts to ensure equal access and opportunities.
“I am proud to announce the opening of the U.S. State Department’s Access Center, an interactive facility that demonstrates support technologies that remove barriers to our employees with disabilities,” Pompeo said in a statement.
The Secretary of State stressed that the U.S. “reaffirms its commitment to promoting and protecting human rights for all” and, in particular, to creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities in education, employment, and community participation.