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This part of the exhibition is dedicated to the specific situation of disabled people in our society. The starting point is that equal rights for disabled people are anchored in various laws: Both the Austrian and German constitutions stipulate equal rights, whilst the Disability Act from 1983 grants disabled people in the USA the legally enforceable claim to equal rights. In the exhibition, Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is mentioned as an example: 'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.' However, these legal regulations do not automatically mean that they have been implemented in practice. They are important developmental steps, though, towards perceiving disabled people as equal and having equal rights.

Photo: Room 'Disability rights are human rights'