Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

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Vincenzo Rubano
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With its ratification by the United Nations in 2009, the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) marked a turning point in establishing minimum standards for the rights of people with disabilities. Through an optional protocol, it also regulates the establishment of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD Committee).

More specifically, the convention contextualizes web accessibility as a central element of the right to independent living of people with disabilities. Its goals and agenda inspires many laws enacted by countries all over the world to improve the life of people with disabilities.

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