Campaign for disabled launched

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People with a disability need to be treated like everyone else, but their handicap should not be ignored, according to Flemish equal opportunities minister Pascal Smet, launching a new awareness campaign against discrimination last week. “The disability or handicap should not be denied, but it also shouldn’t be the only thing we notice,” he said. “People with a disability are so much more than that.”

People with a disability need to be treated like everyone else, but their handicap should not be ignored, according to Flemish equal opportunities minister Pascal Smet, launching a new awareness campaign against discrimination last week. “The disability or handicap should not be denied, but it also shouldn’t be the only thing we notice,” he said. “People with a disability are so much more than that.”

The campaign, Smet said, comes in response to a growing demand for equal rights for the disabled. “The image we have of people with a disability remains a persistent stereotype,” he said. “That’s what we intend to fight with this new campaign.”

The campaign includes a number of video messages on subjects like relationships, the workplace and public space.

Campaign for disabled launched

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