Publication Title
On Accessibility as a Human Right, with an Application to Media Accessibility
Publication Type
Book chapter
Author(s)
Title of edited book
Researching Audio Description. New Approaches
Year of publication
2016
Pages
11-33
Publisher
City
Language(s)

English

Modalities
Abstract
Greco makes the case that within the human rights framework there is a serious problem regarding accessibility, what he deems the ‘Accessibility as a Human Right Divide’ Problem (AHRD Problem). The AHRD Problem highlights the divide between accessibility as a human right per se versus accessibility as an instrument for the fulfilment of human rights. Greco critically rejects the former, skilfully arguing how accessibility is indeed a proactive principle and that access is a necessary requirement for achieving human rights. As a case in point, Greco closes with an example from South Africa, showing how full acknowledgement of the AHRD Problem, and the interpretation of accessibility as a means, and not an end, has the ability to transform the field of media accessibility.
Submitted by Gian Maria Greco on Thu, 27/10/2016 - 18:07