By promoting Europe-wide quality standards for accessible information for persons with intellectual disabilities, this innovative practice helps to create a solid framework for improving the access of persons with intellectual disabilities to information in line with Articles 9 and 21 of the UNCRPD.
- European standards for easy-to-read information
- Inclusion Europe
- Country of Implementation
- Western Europe
- First published
“Access to information empowers people with intellectual disabilities to make their own choices and take an active part in society.” Senada HALILČEVIĆ
The European standards for making information easy to read and understand help to unify the diverse approaches to producing accessible information for persons with intellectual disabilities. They have also helped to spread the ’easy-to-read’ concept to countries where this practice had not been previously established. The guidelines together with the European 'easy-to-read' logo help set common standards and quality criteria for 'easy-to-read'.
The lack of accessible information results in people with intellectual disabilities being victims of discrimination and social exclusion. In addition, the variety of approaches to accessible information makes it difficult to enforce systematically the right of people with intellectual disabilities to information.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Norms and Standards