ALL CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE ACTIVE IN SOCIETY.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, TOO.
My Opinion, My Vote’s website is a product of a European Project on the rights of people with intellectual disabilities to express their opinion and vote.
On the website, there are information and materials are offered on this topic on a regular basis.
It is characteristic of a democratic country that all adult citizens have an equal opportunity to exercise an active political influence. Political decisions influence the lives of people with learning disabilities in the same way as they influence the lives of the general population.
Nevertheless, people with learning disabilities represent a group in society who are most frequently excluded from the political process.
On this website, materials are available to help people with intellectual disabilities to be aware of their rights and duties:
- Materials for awareness raising campaigns
- Guidelines for making political platforms more accessible and easy to read
- A “dictionary” of words regarding politics
- An educational program to help people to understand what politics is, how to create a personal opinion, what European Union and Public authorities are and how to vote.