The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been in force in the Netherlands for almost a year now. The convention obliges the government and society to ensure that people with disabilities can participate in society as a matter of course. Just like everyone else. The convention calls for equality and non-discrimination, but also for respect, the celebration of diversity and the involvement of experts by experience in all areas. Furthermore, Article 8 of the Convention calls on everyone to promote awareness of the content of the UN Convention so that the rights of people with disabilities are respected and fulfilled.