EUD Position Paper: Accessibility of Information and Comunication

Autor/a: European Union of the Deaf, EUD
Año: 2021
Editorial: EUD
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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For deaf persons as well as hard of hearing and deafblind persons, accessibility of information, communication and knowledge is crucial to enable their full and equal participation in society. This involves the accessibility of information and communication technologies and systems. Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD or the Convention) prescribes obligations for the State Parties to the Convention with regards to accessibility for persons with disabilities.1 In addition, General Comment No. 2 on Article 92 interprets these obligations in greater depth and provides orientation for their practical implementation. General Comment No. 2 does mention many important elements with regards to accessibility that are particularly important for deaf persons. However, it does not address those in great detail, as it covers the right to accessibility for all disability groups.