Cases violating CRPD art 30(1) (1)

Note that committees can record actual or potential violations.

States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to take part on an equal basis with others in cultural life, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities:

a) Enjoy access to cultural materials in accessible formats;
b) Enjoy access to television programmes, films, theatre and other cultural activities, in accessible formats;
c) Enjoy access to places for cultural performances or services, such as theatres, museums, cinemas, libraries and tourism services, and, as far as possible, enjoy access to monuments and sites of national cultural importance.

CRPD art 30(1)

Henley v Australia (CRPD, 2022)

Remedy's assessment: Partially remedied

Lauren Henley, who is blind, alleged Australia’s failure to make audio description available on free-to-air television violated her rights to access to information, communications and other services, including electronic services (art 9(1b)); and to access television (art 30(1b)), in conjunction with art 4(1) (non-discrimination) and art 4(2) (the right to have economic, social and cultural rights realised progressively and with maximum available resources). The Committee on the Right of Persons with Disabilities agreed and recommended individual remedies and non-repetition measures.

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