Posted on April 24, 2012
Amramp franchise partner Michael Meyer serving Washington, DC, recently played a key part in a major international conference hosted by the Organization of American States. The topic of the conference was disability rights – an issue that is close to Amramp’s heart.
When event planners at the Organization of American States planned a recent international conference in Washington, DC, they realized they had an urgent need for a wheelchair ramp for the Vice President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno.
Moreno was scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about disability rights within the OAS members’ various countries, entitled “Disability Rights and Public Responsibilities: The Role of Public Policy in Fostering an Inclusive Society, The Ecuadorian Experience.”
To secure the necessary ramp for Moreno, the event planners located Amramp’s Washington DC local web page and called immediately to schedule a ramp setup for the conference. Amramp’s Michael Meyer, based in Haymarket, Va., responded quickly and set up the ideal ramp in no time. Even for routine installations, Amramp prides itself on a typical 24- to 48-hour turnaround. The OAS event planners were very pleased with the results.
Disability rights issues are an important topic currently being discussed not just in the Americas but in countries all around the world, with Russia being a recent example as they seek to ratify a UN convention defending the interests and rights of the disabled. Amramp is proud to offer mobility solutions that help make even the most difficult spaces accessible to all.
The Organization of American States is the oldest regional organization in the world; it held its First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C., in 1889-1890. The organization’s charter states that its purpose is to create among the member states “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence. … The organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.”
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