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News article23 November 2023Polish Institute of Regional Development Foundation (FIRR)

Public consultations in Poland about accessibility in communications and elections

The consultations have been carried out as part of the draft Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. 

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Poland is preparing a draft act implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, with the proposed name ‘Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities’. As part of the project, 14 public consultations have been carried out in since May 2022, focusing on diverse topics such as information and communication accessibility, independent living, or the accessibility of elections. 

The consultations were of an in-depth nature, covering various ways of obtaining opinions on the draft act and proposals for its improvement. Representatives of various environments participated in the consultations, including those of people with special needs, especially persons with disabilities. As a result, a final report will be prepared. 

The materials from the consultations, as well as the draft act and proposals for legislative changes, are available on the website of the Institute of Regional Development Foundation (FIRR). 

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Publication date
23 November 2023
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Polish Institute of Regional Development Foundation (FIRR)