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    A Revaluation of the Cultural Dimension of Disability Policy in the European Union: The Impact of Digitization and Web Accessibility


    Ferri, Delia and Giannoumis, Anthony (2014) A Revaluation of the Cultural Dimension of Disability Policy in the European Union: The Impact of Digitization and Web Accessibility. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32 (1). pp. 33-51. ISSN 0735-3936

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    Abstract

    Re fl ecting the commitments undertaken by the EU through the conclusion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the European Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 not only gives a prominent position to accessi- bility, broadly interpreted, but also suggests an examination of the obligations for access to cultural goods and services. The European Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 expressly acknowledges that EU action will support national activities to make sports, leisure, cultural and recreational organizations and activities accessible, and use the possibilities for copyright exceptions in the Directive 2001/29/EC (Infosoc Directive). This article discusses to what extent the EU has realized the principle of accessibility and the right to access cultural goods and services envisaged in the UNCRPD. Previous research has yet to explore how web accessibility and digitization interact with the cul- tural dimension of disability policy in the European Union. This examination attempts to fi ll this gap by discussing to what extent the European Union has put this cultural dimension into effect and how web accessibility policies and the digitization of cultural materials in fl uence these efforts.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cultural Dimension; Disability Policy; European Union; Digitization; Web Accessibility;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 5467
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.2102
    Depositing User: Delia Ferri
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 15:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral Sciences and the Law
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    Refereed: Yes
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