Introductory articles (Articles 1 & 2)

Article 1 (purpose) the purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and
equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

The article also states that Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in
interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

Article 2 (Definitions) of the Convention lays down the definition of the terms Communication, Language, Discrimination on
the basis of disability, Reasonable accommodation and Universal design