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Manuel Lankmair from Austria
talked about a study he did:
he looked at the websites and programmes of political parties in Austria
to see if they were accessible.
Manuel said that the political parties still have a lot to do
to make their websites accessible.
In addition, only one political party
had a programme in easy-to-read.
At the conference there were some self-advocates
who ran for elections themselves.
One of them is Xavier Orno from Spain.
Xavier and some other self-advocates
ran for the last local elections in Spain.
Xavier hopes that other self-advocates
will follow his example
and will run for elections in their countries.
Senada Halilčević is the former chairman of EPSA.
“When people with intellectual disabilities
are not allowed to vote,
they don’t feel part of society. “
People with intellectual disabilities in Austria
are allowed to vote.
Two people spoke about how people with disabilities
are included in the city of Graz:
- the mayor of Graz, Siegfried Nagl
- Wolfgang Palle. He works with people with disabilities in Graz.
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