Objectives and visions for disability policy

The objectives of disability policy are a society based on diversity, a society designed in a way that enables people of all ages with disabilities to participate fully in the life of the community, and equal living conditions for girls and boys, women and men with disabilities.

The vision is for barriers to people's participation in society to be torn down. This is a matter of equality and justice. Women and men with disabilities must be able to lead active everyday lives on equal terms as regards participation and accessibility.

Disability policy has a broad scope, involving cross-sectoral measures aimed at identifying and removing obstacles to full participation in the life of the community and equal living conditions for girls and boys, women and men with disabilities, and measures to prevent and combat discrimination.

Swedish society builds on respect for human rights, centred around the equal value of all people and the freedom and dignity of the individual. Disability policy must contribute to creating and maintaining respect for human rights and give Sweden a strong voice for human rights and solidarity in international contexts.