It seems to be a comparatively easy measure to make the text of the UN CRPD officially available and accessible for all. However, few countries have made the complete effort so far.
With a world average of 1.9, this indicator is among the highest in the survey: The big caveat of most of respondents worldwide – including highly developed countries – is that these regulations are more than often ingnored, and no sanctions are in place for the builders of barriers and inaccessibilty.
ATMs (cash dispensing machines) are clearly defined devices, and the technology exists that makes them accessible for all. There is a business case here as well as supporting accessibility; but with an indicator of only 2.3, it is clear that there is still a long way to go.
The indicator of information related to the accessibility of tourism, sport, and leisure is a complex one, and in fact asks for a variety of information. At 2.5, this indicator is very low, but data from many countries point out that in many countries some initiatives have been developed.
At worldwide 2.4, this indicator is among the lowest in the survey, and the gap between the countries with high development (1.7) and medium/low (2.7) is especially wide. In many low-income countries some support systems exist, but with poor quality and availability.
This indicator is the highest of all 22, at 1.5 worldwide. Respondents from highly developed countries seem to be especially critical about the access to this fundamental right, when all aspects are considered.
With a world average of 2.3, this indicator ranks below average. The good news is that most of the respondents state that in their country some efforts are made. The bad news is that in almost no country (with the notable exception of Germany) a comprehensive approach is taken.
No country in the survey is publishing data about the number of buildings that are built according to international standards like ISO, and very few plan accordingly.
At a world average of 2.6, this Indicator is one of the lowest in the whole survey. Respondents from 78 countries (65 per cent) answer “no.” Whereas progress is reported from European countries and Northern America, inaccessibility remains the standard in low income countries.