MP Ghassan Moukheiber attends a conference on physically challenged people in Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Disabled people in Lebanon suffer from a range of difficulties in accessing services such as health care and education, and therefore cannot exercise their basic rights.A report titled "Disability and Access to Information in Lebanon," which was launched Thursday, outlines why access to information is pivotal for people with disabilities.Sylvana Lakkis, director of LPHU, highlighted the need for access to information in ensuring that Lebanon's Law 220 on the Rights of Disabled Persons which was adopted in 2000 is actually implemented.Dr. Maha Damaj, a professor of public health at the American University of Beirut who works on disabled people's rights in Lebanon, stressed that Law 220 also provides disabled people with rights of which they are often unaware.However, many disabled people are unaware of this because the information is often not made public.Information that is made public is rarely disseminated in a way that people with certain disabilities can ascertain.
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