Advice and guidance Legislation CAFE has gathered below some of the key legislation regarding the rights of disabled people across the globe and in Europe. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The aim of the convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Countries that join in the Convention engage themselves to develop and carry out policies, laws and administrative measures for securing the rights recognized in the Convention and abolish laws, regulations, customs and practices that constitute discrimination (Article 4). As a change of perceptions is essential to improve the situation of persons with disabilities, ratifying countries are to combat stereotypes and prejudices and promote awareness of the capabilities of persons with disabilities (Article 8). The United Nations- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Protocol document can be downloaded in each of the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Croatian, Hungarian, Turkish, Maltese, Romanian, Slovenian and Swedish. An accessible and easy read version can also be downloaded in English For more information please visit the United Nations Enable website. The European Accessibility Act This Act is an EU law that sets EU-wide minimum accessibility requirements for a range of products and services. It seeks to strengthen the right of persons with disabilities to access goods and services available in the EU internal market. The Act is a Directive, which means it sets binding accessibility goals but leaves to the Member States of the European Union (Member States) to decide how they want to reach them. The European Accessibility document can be downloaded in each of the following languages: English, Spanish, Danish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Irish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Finnish. For more information please visit the European Union Law website. The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), Technical Report on Spectator Facilities - Layout Criteria for Viewing areas - 2009 This Technical Report was prepared by CEN/TC 315 in order to provide essential criteria for the design of spectator viewing areas for disabled fans. The Technical Report can be downloaded in English here. The domestic laws of any nation, including any European nation, may differ to those laid out above and it is important to familiarise oneself with these directly or seek the guidance of a national organisation. Domestic laws, national governments, national associations or organisations may also choose to commit to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, known as WCAG 2.1. These are an internationally recognised set of recommendations for improving web accessibility. They explain how to make digital services, websites and apps accessible to everyone, including users with impairments to their: vision hearing mobility thinking and understanding For more information please visit the WCAG 2.1 webpage.