Base document on civil political rights disaggregated by nature of intervention right to life and living

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  • All cultural/recreational programmes shall have multi sensory features to cater all persons with disability ( Braille form, hearing loops, interpreters and provision of designing the programme for persons with intellectual impairment)

  • All opportunities for recreation, leisure, sports and cultural activities are inclusive.

After Deliberations the following points were added

  • Persons with disability have a right to lead a good quality life and be a part of mainstream society. In order to make them an integral part of the society, it is imperative that they are provided access,, opportunities, and encouragement to take part on an equal basis with others in cultural life, recreation, leisure an sports. This is an aspect which needs taking appropriate actions to ensure that persons with disabilities take part in mainstream activities as well as disability specific activities particularly in the area of culture, sports and recreation. This would necessitate development and expansion of facilities, allocation of appropriate resources so that they can enjoy their rights without discrimination.

  • The appropriate Government and local authorities shall allocate adequate funds to make it possible for better utilization of existing facilities and opportunities. They should also promote creation of opportunities for further development and utilization of existing but latent creative, artistic and intellectual potential of persons with disabilities, not only for their own benefit, but also for the enrichment of society.

  • No person will be denied access to and participation in sports, cultural, recreation and other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities on grounds of disabilities. A provision of adequate funds shall be made for ensuring promotion of these activities.

  • Ensure that children with disabilities have equal access with other children to participation in play, recreation and leisure and sporting activities, including activities in schools;

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