The International Effect of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Access in Society and Information

  • Leo BaldigaEmail author
  • Jacob Gattuso
  • Sophia Baker
  • Holly Gruber
  • Phillip J. Deaton
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10290)


Accessibility standards across the world have changed drastically since the 1970s, with many social reforms, building access requirements, and information technology being modernized to accommodate the needs of the differently abled. This paper seeks to analyze how the United Nations (UN) Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has affected the social atmosphere of various states around the world that have implemented the CRPD to various degrees. This social atmosphere consists of three core components: socio-political perceptions, laws, and information access standards within each sovereign state. Each are aspects that directly affect the quality of life afforded to persons with disabilities that are citizens of these states.


Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Disabilities Accessibility International law Human rights Infrastructure Health care Education Transportation Government Web 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo Baldiga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacob Gattuso
    • 2
  • Sophia Baker
    • 3
  • Holly Gruber
    • 4
  • Phillip J. Deaton
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Journalism, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, James Madison CollegeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Lyman Briggs CollegeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.College of EngineeringMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of PsychologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  5. 5.Information Technology – Digital Content and AccessibilityMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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