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.

Solution
European standards for easy-to-read information
Organization
Inclusion Europe
Country of Implementation
Belgium
Region
Europe
Subregion
Western Europe
First published
31.01.2014

The guidelines together with the European "easy-to-read" logo help set common standards and quality criteria for "easy-to-read". The standards 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.

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The European 'easy-to-read' logo is used in 19 European countries.

Solution details

People

“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'.

Problems Targeted

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

Media

Pictures

49_Making information easy to read and understand_Logo PhotoThe European 'easy-to-read' logo is used in 19 European countries.

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Country of Implementation

Belgium

Region of Implementation

Europe