UN Convention Indicators

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

Click here to add your own text 34.3% of respondents replied Yes, and 32.2% affirmed sign language is either only recognised in some courts, people with hearing impairment have no right…

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.  An outstanding 63% of…

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

36% of respondents confirmed such an organisation exists, representing over 50% of associations for people with disability and receives directly public funding, while 35% stated that such an organisation exists…

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. 50% of negative replies confirmed there is no available accessible format on an official state website. Highlighted obstacles in making…

Independent Living Indicators

17. Supported decision-making alternatives

A supported decision-making regime comprises various support options which give primacy to a person’s will and preferences and respect human rights norms. It should provide protection for all rights, including…

18. Safeguards

Safeguards must be present in a system of support in the exercise of legal capacity. The primary purpose of these safeguards must be to ensure the respect of the person’s…

19. Right to marriage and have children

Answers show that socio-cultural stigma is very common especially among women with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in developing countries, suggesting the importance of considering the relationship between gender and disability.…

20. Data collection on institutions

This question refers only to official statistics and only to “institutions”. The official figures need to cover all types of residential care where persons with disabilities live together in a…

22. De-institutionalisation processes

25% responded negatively while 15% responded positively. However 37% chose the Non Applicable option due to the unavailability or reliability of statistics on the trend. Respondents mentioned a few reasons…

23. Protection and monitoring

Article 16 of the UN CRPD requires the state to ‘take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, both within and outside the home,…

Political Participation Indicators

27. Rigth to vote

This question is referring to every voter's inalienable right to vote secretly. The question refers to the electoral processes at all levels (local, national, etc).  Results show a positive general figures,…

28. Right to be elected

This question refers to the legal capacity of all persons with disabilities to fully participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others. 50% of experts responded positively,…

30. Accessibility of information on elections

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…