4 The protection of the right to get involved in politics and law has a long history.
5 Article 29 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Persons with disabilities have the right to be involved in politics and law just like other people do. Governments should make it easier for persons with disabilities to join in with politics and law making
7 In some countries, persons with disabilities are not allowed to get involved with politics and law at all. In some countries, persons with disabilities might be allowed to get involved with politics and law, depending on their legal capacity – a court decides. In other countries, persons with disabilities are allowed to vote and be elected like other citizens.
9 Changing the law: -the constitution could be changed, -or individual laws could be changed
10 Make it easier to vote in practice: -help people get to where the vote is taking place, -let people vote from home.
11 In summary… persons with disabilities have the right to vote according to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities people are not allowed to vote in all of the countries in the European Union the law could be changed and things could be done to make it easier for people with disabilities to vote.
12 For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org@fra.europa.eu visit www.fra.europa.eu