"The duty to provide reasonable accommodation in accordance with articles 2 and 5 of the Convention can be broken down into two constituent parts. The first part imposes a positive legal obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation which is a modification or adjustment that is necessary and appropriate where it is required in a particular case to ensure that a person with a disability can enjoy or exercise her or his rights. The second part of this duty ensures that those required accommodations do not impose a disproportionate or undue burden on the duty bearer."
DocumentUN (CRPD): General Comment No. 6 on Equality and Non-discrimination, para. 25
- Voting procedures, facilities, and materials should be appropriate, accessible, and easy to use for persons with disabilities.
- Specific measures aimed at ensuring de facto equality for persons with disabilities should not be considered discriminatory.
- Everyone has the right of equal access to any place or service intended for public use.
- Accommodation to vote should be made for voters with special needs, including persons with disabilities.
- Reasonable accommodations should be made to all existing infrastructure, materials, communication and services to enable the participation of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.