On the International Day for the Rights of the Disabled People, the Ministry of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine urges all executive authorities, ministries as well as regional state administrations (RSAs) to join the initiative offered by the Ministry - ChallengeWithoutBarriers thereby creating environment to ensure barrier-free access for people with disabilities to state authorities buildings.
«To remove the barriers in the minds of people! To cross barriers in the public consciousness! Blocks in the legislation, building and architecture! To introduce equal opportunities for people with disabilities! To start from the self — from the authorities! The Ministry has already created comfortable conditions to ensure unhindered access for people with disabilities. Marking the International Day for the Rights of the Disabled People we call on all ministries and authorities to support our initiative”, emphasized Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Service of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.
«Available public institutions is a commitment of the country as a normal European state. And it is one of the key priorities of the Ministry of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Service. Through this example we want to create conditions of accessibility for persons with disabilities to state authorities buildings, objects, hence we pass the unique challenge #challengewithoutbarriers to public organizations. Let's make Ukraine tolerant, not just in words!», in turn urged Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Service responsible for building Lev Partskhaladze.
Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine as well as RSAs are offered to be the pioneers in participation of the aforesaid challenge. There is a video showing detailed development of the barrier-free access in the Ministry of Regional Development, Building, Housing and Communal Service. Thus, the premises of the Ministry are adapted for people with disabilities, as well as the restrooms, the tactile boards are established, there are tactile tiles for people with visual impairment from the transport stop to the entrance.