The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language)

Auslan translation videos of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities –  are available for free download.

The videos have been developed to explain The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

They are an important resource for people with disability and organisations of people with disability, providing a guide to the Convention through a person-centred approach, using stories and examples.

About the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Australia was one of the first western nations to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Convention aims to enhance opportunities for people with disability to participate in all aspects of social and political life including access to employment, education, health care, information, justice, public transport and the built environment.

Auslan translation videos: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

There are 12 videos available (approximately six minutes in length). They include four main segments:

  1. Introducing the Convention
  2. Knowing your rights
  3. Making rights a reality
  4. Further information and resources

Text files

This presentation in Auslan also includes on screen English text to accompany the signing.

An English text copy of the caption transcript for each video chapter is provided.

Acknowledgements

These Auslan videos were developed using the Easy Read version of the United Kingdom’s Equality and Human Rights Commission document titled, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – What does it mean for you?

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