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Disability voice: every vote counts!

Date

04 Apr 2014

Sections

EU Priorities 2020
Social Europe & Jobs
The quarterly newsletter of the European Disability Forum (EDF) is out with the most important news of the disability movement throughout the last few months.

With the EU elections coming closer, the active participation of every citizen is more than imperative. Especially in such difficult times of economic and human rights crisis, the voice of every citizen should be heard and every vote counts. Access to elections either as a candidate or as a voter, is a pre-condition for active citizenship and should be taken for granted in a democratic society. Nevertheless, most polling stations in EU countries remain inaccessible excluding millions of citizens with disabilities from their fundamental right to vote. EDF’s ongoing campaign on the EU elections focus on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) by the EU.

Apart from the EU elections, in this newsletter you will find among others, some news on the accessibility of websites and ICTs and transport, as well as information on a survey that EDF just launched to monitor the situation on the rights of passengers all around Europe.

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