Key Indicators of Accessibility Toolkit

Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

This toolkit identifies key indicators on universal design and accessibility that support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in its purpose of ensuring “the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities.” Key indicators for universal design and accessibility can help in facilitating the evaluation and monitoring of programs, activities and program outcomes undertaken by countries that are signatory to the CRPD. The toolkit provides an overview of accessibility/universal design indicators and measures that were included in reports submitted to the CRPD by 19 signatory countries.

More than 110 key indicators were gathered from the country reports and classified under 16 headings: definitions; universal design; awareness and training; legislation, standards, guidelines; accessibility of the built environment; assistive devices, home and vehicle modifications; employment; governmental offices; transportation; situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies; access to information; access to justice; health care; education; CRPD implementation; and housing.

The toolkit outlines the obligations of the Convention that relate to accessibility and universal design, reviews the concepts of accessibility and universal design, explores the concept of key indicators of accessibility, examines different approaches to all the areas analyzed, and provides an analysis of the key indicators submitted in the reports of the participating countries. This analysis allows readers to examine each key indicator, country by country, for examples of how those indicators were observed.

You can access the Toolkit: Key Indicators of Accessibility here.