The right to political participation of persons with disabilities: human rights indicators Martha Stickings To promote, to implement, to monitor Best practices international seminar Helsinki, 21 May 2014
Is there a legal duty to provide assistance in voting to persons with disabilities? Note: EU Member States (BE, BG, EE, ES, FR, IT, RO) are not included in this figures, as no data was provided by ANED experts.
Are there legal accessibility standards for polling stations in place in the EU Member States?
Are mechanisms in place to ensure consultation and involvement of DPOs in the development of laws and policies?
Are persons with disabilities members of the current national parliament?
Is training for election officials on non-discrimination on the grounds of disability, accessibility and reasonable accommodation required by law in EU Member States?
Were some political party manifestos provided in accessible formats during the most recent elections?
The need for more and better data The data collection and analysis revealed three key issues: • A lack of systematic data collection • An absence of standards and guidelines for measuring accessibility, especially in a way that can yield comparable results across the EU • Concerns about existing methodologies for capturing the experiences of persons with disabilities
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