Article 30 Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport
Article 30 says:
- Disabled people have the right to access books, plays, films and television in accessible formats (for example books in large print, audio or Braille).
- Disabled people have the right to access libraries, cinemas, theatres, museums and other places of historical or cultural interest.
- Disabled people have the right to develop and use their creative, artistic and intellectual potential – for their own benefit and because it enriches society.
- Governments should ensure laws protecting copyright of books and music do not stop disabled people enjoying real access.
- Disabled people’s different cultures and languages – including Deaf people’s language and culture - must be respected and supported.
- Governments should do everything they can to support disabled people to take part in mainstream sport and disability sport.
- Governments should do everything they can to make sure disabled children can take part in play, leisure and sporting activities in and out of school on an equal basis with non-disabled children.
What does this mean?
Disabled people should be able to access and to participate in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport.
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