iOS Mobile Advocacy Toolkit: CRPD Mobile App


The Mobile App "CRPD" is the first mobile app of its kind in the world. This innovative tool supports disability advocacy and participation in global governance by providing ready access to the structure and contents of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), its States Parties, engaged organizations and campaigns around the CRPD, knowledge development, and related international frameworks.

Currently in beta version, this iOS 10 mobile app commemorates the 10th anniversary of the CRPD. It is created with the purposes of knowledge, awareness raising, research, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

The mobile app will facilitate greater broad public understanding of the CRPD. It features a listing of CRPD Articles, as well as indices of countries that have not signed the Convention; signed the Convention; signed the Convention and Optional Protocol; ratified the Convention; and ratified the Convention and Optional Protocol.

"CRPD" is the first of several innovations toward a comprehensive iOS mobile “CRPD Advocacy Toolkit” which aims to help advance the goal of universal ratification and implementation by States Parties.


The "CRPD" mobile app is a project of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) at American University in collaboration with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities / Division for Social Policy and Development / United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA/DSPD/SCRPD) and The Nippon Foundation.


Iterative user testing will be performed to ensure that the mobile app is as accessible as possible, including voice over functionalities, screen reader navigation, ability to enlarge text, and high contrast of colors and formats within app.

Beta Version Access

We invite interested users to request access to the beta version of the "CRPD" mobile app by submitting the information below. Those who complete this form will receive instructions on how to download the beta version.

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