By Jordi Baltà Portolés (@jordibalta| In 2006, countries from around the world signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which recognizes disabled people’s right to take part in cultural life on an equal basis, and establishes the duty of governments to make it effective. All the member states of the European Union have ratified this Convention, and therefore have a commitment to adopt policies in this field. It should be noted that the EU has more than 42 million disabled people, equivalent to almost 13% of the adult population, but the figure rises to 19% if the definition of disability extends to those who acquire it later in life. Continuar leyendo