Removing barriers to accessibility – a key component
of a rights-based approach to victim assistance and disability: How to effectively advance its implementation?
June 24th, 2014, 12 – 2 p.m.
Side Event Room 2, Girassol Indy Congress Conference Centre
This side event, organized by Austria, the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council, aims to raise awareness among stakeholders about the importance of adopting and implementing accessibility practices and policies to remove physical, communication, technology, organizational and attitudinal barriers for persons with disabilities, including mine and ERW survivors, to ensure their freedom in movement and access to services and their right to a life in dignity. The event will discuss good practices and promote closer collaboration among stakeholders, in order to implement victim assistance and human rights norms and commitments in a holistic and effective way.
Ingrid Heindorf, from the Zero Project’s Geneva team, will present the Zero Project Report 2014 and in particular, highlight the outstanding Innovative Policies and Innovative Practices on Accessibility.