UN Convention Indicators 2016

1. Newly constructed buildings

Accessibility should be based on widely known and respected sets of criteria. This ensures both that it meets the interest of all persons with disabilities, and that it conforms to…

2. Time frame for existing buildings

Accessibility should be based on widely known and respected sets of criteria. This ensures both that it meets the interest of all persons with disabilities, and that it conforms to…

3. Urban transport system

Any exceptions qualify for ‘Yes – with Qualifications’. Accessibility must, however, include both blind persons and those persons with mental or intellectual disabilities. A very important issue here is that…

4. Emergency early warning system

Systems that could be in place include: city lights, SMS-services, email services etc. But any existing system should not be limited to either radio or public address systems/sirens - in…

5. Sign language recognition

Sign language is an officially recognized language in the court in 25 percent of the countries, according to the experts. Amongst respondents it was mentioned that it is not always…

6. Publicly available websites

“Public sector bodies” means the State, regional or local authorities, bodies or associations governed by public law. “Websites of publicly available services” means a website used to deliver a service…

7. Inclusive primary education

Persons with disabilities must not be excluded from mainstream education - whether primary or secondary. Mainstream education must be both inclusive and of quality. All necessary support must be provided…

9. Data on university graduates

Please describe, if possible, how identification of such students has been made as, for example, many students with invisible disabilities choose not to self-identify at university level. Coming soon! Tab Content goes…

10. Accommodation in the workplace

For employees with disabilities both to work, and to work effectively for their employers, such accommodations will need to be made in the work place. Obliging such action on the…

11. Data on state employment

While the question is about the availability of this figure, the figure itself is also important. If such a figure is available, please provide it, together with a source and,…

12. Increase in employment

The question refers only to employment in companies that are required by law to employ persons with disabilities. The answer is 'No' if no figures are available. Without figures it…

13. Data on education and employment

This question refers only to whether such statistics are published or not. And to their quality. It does not refer to what the statistics actually tell us about one state…

14. Umbrella organization existing and funded

This question ask if the official electorate information, produced by the Election Management Body, regarding information on elections, voter registration, modalities of voting and accessibility of voting procedures, ballots and…

15. CRPD focal points installed

For those states that have ratified the Convention, in line with Article 33, Paragraph 1, ‘State Parties’ need to designate one or more ‘focal points’ within government ‘for matters relating…

16. UN CRPD accessible format

Plain Language has to include symbols and pictures for easier understanding. Coming soon! Tab Content goes here Article 29: Participation in political and public life "States Parties shall guarantee to persons with disabilities political…

Inclusive Education Indicators

17. Legal framework and public funds

Children with disabilities should not be excluded from free and compulsory education and should have access to quality education on an equal basis with others in their communities in which…

18. Legal framework and public funds

The lack of coordination across all education providers reduces the opportunities for children with disabilities to attend school. Valuable financial resources can be used more efficiently and inclusion can only…

19. Legal framework and public funds

Even when a legal framework is in place, in most countries many obstacles exist and prevent systems and societies from changing. The main reason is a lack of resources and…

20. Legal framework and public funds

Many experts believe that only an ongoing procedure that includes all persons with disabilities including self-representatives can achieve progress towards inclusive education. Especially civil society and persons with all disabilities…

23. Reasonable accommodation

Primary and secondary education has to be provided for free, children and their families do not need to pay for their education. In order to enable children with disabilities participating…

24. Reasonable accommodation

Reasonable accommodation has to be provided, meaning the sum of many single measures meeting the special needs of all children with disabilities – buildings and classrooms have to be accessible,…

25. Reasonable accommodation

Studying in a different country, for a short-term, can be a valuable experience but also a challenging time for young people, as they are facing an unfamiliar environment, a new…

26. Reasonable accommodation

ISO 21542:2011 specifies a range of requirements and recommendations for many of the elements of construction, assemblies, components and fittings which comprise the built environment. These requirements relate to the…

27. Teacher training

In order to offer quality compulsory education at mainstream schools it is essential to have specialized training for teachers and staff so they can provide an adequate and flexible curriculum…

28. Teacher training

Already the existence of teachers training (question 27) is not widely spread and leaves still room for improvement. But when it comes to data about the number of teachers at…