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U.S. Launches ‘Lives Without Limits’ Campaign On International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed December 3, the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) “launched Lives Without Limits, a campaign to promote the importance of including persons with disabilities in international exchange programs,” Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” The “campaign provides a platform for ECA partners, disability advocates, alumni and participants with disabilities to share their vision for a life without boundaries,” she writes (12/3). On this day, “we reaffirm our determination to ensure that our disabled brothers and sisters can travel abroad with the same dignity and respect that they enjoy here at home, and that disabled people around the world can at last share in the promises that Americans believe are a right, not a privilege,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press statement marking the day (12/3).