COUNCIL TO AGREE RESOLUTION ON CULTURAL ACCESS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.

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The Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs (prompted by the Greek delegation) agreed a draft resolution on January 13 calling on the Parliament and the Commission to ensure that disabled people really have equal access to culture. The resolution, which should be adopted by the next Culture Council, notes that in spite of legislation being in place to ensure that disabled people are not excluded from artistic and creative expression, and that they have access to literature, cinema and theatre - there is still a lack of initiatives at Community level. One in ten people are disabled, and face physical...

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