Joe Biden, 77 years old and former Vice President of the Government of Barack Obama, has just been proclaimed President-elect of the United States after defeating Donald Trump in his fight for the White House.
According to estimates from CNN, NBC News, ABC and the Associated Press, Biden would have obtained the 270 electoral votes needed to win the Presidency after winning the 20 votes corresponding to the state of Pennsylvania.
Within his program, we highlight the Plan for Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities that he will carry out in his «new term» as President of the United States.
This year, on July 26, the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was celebrated. Thanks to the leadership of people with disabilities, disability advocates and their allies, the various goals for equal opportunity, independent living and economic empowerment of Americans with disabilities have been achieved.
As President, Biden will lead an effort to rebuild the U.S. economy. He will work for an economy that is more inclusive, more just, and more accessible for America’s 61 million people with disabilities and their families.
Biden’s 7 Goals for Disability as President
- Ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities in policy development and promote the civil rights of people with disabilities
- Ensure access to affordable, high-quality health care, including mental health services, and expand access to long-term services and supports in the home and community in the most integrated setting appropriate to each person’s needs and based on self-determination.
- It will expand competitive and integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Protect and strengthen the economic security of persons with disabilities.
- Ensure that students with disabilities have access to the educational programs and support they need to succeed, from early intervention to post-secondary education.
- Expand access to accessible, integrated, and affordable housing and transportation, assistive technologies, and protect people with disabilities in emergency situations.
- It will promote the rights of people with disabilities globally.