"In the light of these considerations, the Assembly calls on Council of Europe member and observer States, and States whose parliaments enjoy observer or partner for democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly to: (...) 7.3 with regard to combating discrimination against and stigmatisation of persons with disabilities: (...) 7.3.2. encourage visibility and participation of persons with disabilities in electoral debates in the media, and the broadcasting of political programmes and debates in accessible formats."
DocumentCoE (Parliamentary Assembly): Resolution 2155(2017) on Political Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Democratic Issue, para. 7.3.2
- States should take steps to ensure access to information for persons with disabilities without additional cost.
- Voter education should be accessible to all voters, including those with special needs.
- Media, public and private, could facilitate effective participation by persons with disabilities by providing political reporting and information in accessible formats.