December 3, 2016: "Moscow for disabled" - a project by WHD

Ежегодно 3 декабря Организация Объединеных Наций отмечает Международный День Людей с Ограниченными возможностями (International Day of Persons with Disabilities - IDPD).
Права людей с ограниченными возможностями занимают важное место в ежегодной повестке Фонда World Human Dimension. На решение вопросов, связанных с этой темой, направлена значительная часть проектов, реализуемых под эгидой Фонда WHD.
В этом году специально к Международному Дню Людей с Ограниченными возможностями Фонд публикует рабочие материалы проекта «Москва для людей с ограниченными возможностями».

В рамках данного проекта, реализация которого была начата 4 июля 2016 г., ведется переписка с правительством Москвы по вопросам увеличения количества парковочных мест для инвалидов в зонах платных парковок, а также по другим вопросам, связанным с необходимостью повышения удобства перемещения людей с ограниченными возможностями на улицах и в общественных местах г. Москвы.

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On 3 December the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is being celebrated annually around the world. 
 
A substantial part of the projects to be implemented under the aegis of World Human Dimension are aimed to reach the goals strongly linked with the rights of disabled persons, for this subject takes an important part on the WHD annual agenda.
This year WHD prepared the working materials of the project “Moscow for the disabled” to be published on the threshold of the IDPD.
Within the framework of the project launched on July 4, 2016, WHD corresponds with the Moscow City Government on the subject of additional parking places for disabled and other necessary facilities for disabled persons to be installed in Moscow public spaces.
 
"In 2016 WHD continued monitoring the current situation in Moscow with respect to facilities for older persons and people with disabilities.
The project was to be completed by the middle of September - the time for election of the state Duma and Moscow city authorities. Replies had been received from Moscow city government and the State Duma to our queries.
WHD activists monitored relevant situation several boroughs of Moscow revealing considerable shortcomings. The fact is that due to endless reconstructions tacking place in Moscow, situation with disabled was becoming more and more inadequate. Number of parking places for invalids has been reduced dramatically, but those which stayed intact were situated not within a walking distance from the residents’ houses.
Our activists also payed attention to inadequate situation with handrails which are supposed to be installed in public spaces frequented by older people and people with disabilities. Dimensions of the staircases are far from being comfortable for walking upstairs. Situation with elevators leaves much to be desired. 
During cold weather periods when icing becomes a problem streets are not always treated with proper chemicals and anti-slippery agents.
Formal replies in question are attached for your reference and give us hope for better future for Moscovits as letters contained specific commitments with regard to older people and persons with disabilities. The received documents were under consideration at the Round table held in WHD premises on September 20th, 2016".

 

 
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