Online Resources

Entitled “Overview of International Legal Frameworks For Disability Legislation,” this United Nations Enable web site contains further information regarding the role of disability legislation, international legal framework, and application of international conventions, standards and norms to domestic law. For example, within the international legal framework section, there are links to convention proceedings regarding racial discrimination or the protection of the rights of migrant workers. Furthermore, there is a link to the “Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons,” and a link to the “World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons.”

The Concept of Reasonable Accommodation in Selected National Disability Legislation. This paper was prepared as a background conference document prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This paper provides a description of how national legislation incorporates the concept of “reasonable accommodation” to persons with disabilities. The paper is based on legislation pertaining to the following countries/entities selected on the basis of present availability to the Secretariat as well as illustrative value: Australia, Canada, European Union, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.