The UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has given us a framework for the human rights of disabled people. Accessibility is one of the main rights and goals of this convention and challenges us more than ever to build and change our environment in a way that everybody can fully participate without discrimination. In Germany we have made some major improvements in this area so that I will present some examples of best practise how disability organisations can play a key role in making the built environment more accessible. Action plans for the implementation of the UN-Convention or negotiations for goals regarding accessibility with businesses are some of the instruments we use quite successfully.
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