Convention Indicators

1. Newly constructed buildings

Are all newly constructed buildings, to which there is public access, required by law to be accessible to all persons with disabilities? Accessibility should be based on widely known and respected…

2. Time frame for existing buildings

Is there a legal time frame for all existing buildings, to which there is public access, to be made accessible to all persons with disabilities? Accessibility should be based on widely…

3. All urban transport systems

Are all urban public transports (bus, metro, tram) accessible to all persons with disabilities? Any exceptions qualify for ‘Yes – with Qualifications’. Accessibility must, however, include both blind persons and those…

4. Emergency early warning system

In a situation of risk, is the state’s early warning system accessible to all persons with disabilities? Systems that could be in place include: city lights, SMS-services, eMail services etc. But…

5. Possibility of partial guardianship

Does the law provide for the possibility of partial guardianship? Guardianship should protect and assist persons with disabilities. Guardianship should never remove freedom of choice unnecessarily. The signal paradigm shift embodied…

6. Sign language officially recognized

Is sign language an officially recognized language in the courts? Relates to Convention Article:   No.13, Access to justice Article 13 prescribes that “States Parties shall ensure effective access to justice for persons with…

7. Support for Independent Living

Are all persons with disabilities legally entitled to all the finance needed to support their living independently and being included in the community? This question refers both to the extent of…

8. Safeguards in institutions

Do safeguards exist to ensure that, when persons with disabilities in institutions have the choice as to whether to stay or to leave, they stay only under their own volition? Safeguards…

9. Same right to marriage and children

Do persons with disabilities have the same rights as others to marry, have children and raise those children? If the answer is either ‘No’ or ‘Yes – with Qualifications’, please describe…

10. Inclusive primary education

Does a child with disabilities have the right to receive free and compulsory primary education within the mainstream educational system? Persons with disabilities must not be excluded from mainstream education -…

11. Alternative testing methods for students

Do university students with disabilities have access to alternative testing methods? This question refers only to university students. In the US, for example, some universities offer courses that require students to…

12. Data on university graduates

Are official statistics published covering the number of persons with disabilities who graduate from university? Please describe, if possible, how identification of such students has been made as, for example, many…

13. Accommodations in the workplace

Does the state oblige employers to take the necessary action on accommodations made in the work place for all employees with disabilities? For employees with disabilities both to work, and to…

14. Data on state-employment

Is the number of persons with disabilities employed by the state both calculated and published? While the question is about the availability of this figure, the figure itself is also…

15. Increase in employment

Did the percentage of persons with disabilities employed increase in calendar year 2011? The question refers only to employment in companies that are required by law to employ persons with disabilities.…

16. Data on all institutions

Are official statistics published annually covering, at the minimum, the number, age group, sex, and care provided to all those persons with disabilities living in institutions? This question refers only to…

17. Data on education and employment

Are official statistics about the education and employment of persons with disabilities published at least every 10 years? This question refers only to whether such statistics are published or not. And…

18. Umbrella Organization existing and funded

Is there an umbrella organization representing, at minimum, 50% of all those associations for persons with disabilities, that receives directly basic public funding? Relates to Convention Article:   No.32, International Cooperation Article 32 prescribes…

19. CRPD Focal Points installed

If the state has signed, or ratified, the Convention, has it designated ‘focal points’ within government to address matters relating to the Convention's implementation? For those states that have ratified the…

20. Convention in accessible formats

Is an audio version, a sign language translation and a plain language version of the Convention available on an official state website, in all official languages of the country? Plain Language…