United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) The Scottish Government's Draft Delivery Plan (2016-2020) - Consultation

This draft plan sets out our aim to removing barriers and enabling disabled people to enjoy equal access to citizenship. Over 50 commitments will help us deliver the four outcomes and three cross cutting themes that will bring about change to disabled people. We will consider the views of disabled people on this approach and finalise our plan in spring 2016


1. These are detailed in ANNEX E and ANNEX F.

2. See ANNEX C for more information.

3. For more information on the Independent Living Movement please refer to ANNEX B.

4. Barriers can include negative attitudes, places that are hard to get to and move around in, how events are organised or communicated, transport that's difficult to use and the cost of becoming involved and participating in society.

5. See Section 3 of the plan, and ANNEX F for more information on inclusive communication.

6. See ANNEX E for evidence about the gaps in these areas.

7. ANNEX F provides examples of where we are currently working to make this happen in the Scottish Government.

8. Source: June 2010 Budget: Estimated impact on Scottish Households - Office of the Chief Economic Advisor; See Hear: A strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with sensory impairment in Scotland

9. For further details on the work that the Scottish Government is currently doing to raise awareness, please see ANNEX F.

10. UKIM is made up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Commissions from other UK countries. In Scotland, this is the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

11. The group was initially known as the Independent Living Core Reference Group, and was restructured in 2011 to become the Independent Living Partnership Board.


13. Source: All things being equal? Equality and diversity in careers education, information, advice and guidance, Equality and Human Rights Commission Research, 2011.

14. Source: Trends in the Employment of Disabled People, Richard Berthoud, Institute for Social & Economic Research, 2011.




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