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How to Do Right by the Disabled

The U.S. Senate now has a chance to redeem itself after failing a year ago to ratify an international treaty that would have improved protections for people with disabilities, according to an editorial in The New York Times.

Senator Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has held two hearings on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities and is reportedly planning a committee vote next month. More than 135 other countries have already ratified the treaty, which covers accessibility and employment standards. Read more.