The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and
It is the barriers and inaccessibility that people face that disables them – it is what denies people opportunities, it is what leads to inequality, social exclusion and disability poverty.
What is accessibility?
Enjoying equal access to goods and services must be seen as a basic right – it cannot be acceptable for disabled people to be denied