Is the number of persons with disabilities employed by the state both calculated and published?

Explanation

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, if possible, an internet link.

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Summary

Only 14 percent of respondents answered positively – in 51 percent the numbers of persons with disabilities employed by the state are not calculated and published. The lack of disability desegregated data and the fact that such figures are not published makes it hardly possible to get an insight and to act upon the results. Another problem mentioned was that the figures and statistics available are very often not published in accessible formats.

  • Inconsistent statistics and lack of initiatives for implementation: there is often no government requirement or system in place to collect and produce employment, a lack of cooperation between ministries to produce statistics or timeframes to complete surveys
  • Distortion and disharmonised of statistics: statistics on employment rely on registration/Status of those who are registered only (i.e: “worker with disability”, legally qualified as having a disability through a medical Certificate. There are also clashes between federal, regional statistical databases which are based on different definitions of disability which weigh on the bias of data.
  • Unofficial or publically unavailable: statistics on employment are often only available on request or available from other unofficial sources
Comments

Ryosuke Matsuir, Japan: “Based on the Law for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities the number of persons with disabilities employed by the state is calculated and published annually. Its data are available from the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan.”

CRPD Article

Article 29: Participation in political and public life

“States Parties shall guarantee to persons with disabilities political rights and the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others, and shall undertake:

a) To ensure that persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others, directly or through freely chosen representatives, including the right and opportunity for persons with disabilities to vote and be elected, inter alia, by:

  1. Ensuring that voting procedures, facilities and materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;
  2. Protecting the right of persons with disabilities to vote by secret ballot in elections and public referendums without intimidation, and to stand for elections, to effectively hold office and perform all public functions at all levels of government, facilitating the use of assistive and new technologies where appropriate;
  3. Guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilities as electors and to this end, where necessary, at their request, allowing assistance in voting by a person of their own choice;

b) To promote actively an environment in which persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in the conduct of public affairs, without discrimination and on an equal basis with others, and encourage their participation in public affairs, including:

  1. Participation in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the public and political life of the country, and in the activities and administration of political parties;
  2. Forming and joining organizations of persons with disabilities to represent persons with disabilities at international, national, regional and local levels.”

(UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities)

Is the official electorate information produced by the Election Management Body accessible to all?

Explanation

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 facilities – is available in various forms (including sign language, accessible to screen-readers, audio, braille, electronic and easy-to-read and understand versions).

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CRPD Article

Article 29: Participation in political and public life

“States Parties shall guarantee to persons with disabilities political rights and the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others, and shall undertake:

a) To ensure that persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others, directly or through freely chosen representatives, including the right and opportunity for persons with disabilities to vote and be elected, inter alia, by:

  1. Ensuring that voting procedures, facilities and materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;
  2. Protecting the right of persons with disabilities to vote by secret ballot in elections and public referendums without intimidation, and to stand for elections, to effectively hold office and perform all public functions at all levels of government, facilitating the use of assistive and new technologies where appropriate;
  3. Guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilities as electors and to this end, where necessary, at their request, allowing assistance in voting by a person of their own choice;

b) To promote actively an environment in which persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in the conduct of public affairs, without discrimination and on an equal basis with others, and encourage their participation in public affairs, including:

  1. Participation in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the public and political life of the country, and in the activities and administration of political parties;
  2. Forming and joining organizations of persons with disabilities to represent persons with disabilities at international, national, regional and local levels.”

(UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities)