Employees with disabilities demand better participation in sports, recreation, and culture

Employees with disabilities demand better participation in sports, recreation, and culture

The federal and state commissioners for the disabled passed the “Magdeburg Declaration.” In it, they demand equal participation in sports, leisure, culture and tourism.

Accessibility has always been a question of quality, explained Federal Government Commissioner Jrgen Dà´¸ssell. Decision makers from politics, business and society need to show a clear commitment in this regard.

In the “Magdeburg Declaration” the Commissioners call for improving the participation of persons with disabilities in cultural and artistic life. Reducing or eliminating barriers in cultural spaces requires more barrier-free cultural and artistic offers. In addition, museums need to create or improve seamless communication offers. Among other things, delegates need more information in plain language, Braille, and sign language.

Christian Walbroach, Saxony-Anhalt’s spokesman for the disabled, made it clear that people with disabilities are not a French group that can be ignored: “It’s a big mistake. We have about 180,000 people in Saxony-Anhalt alone. Representatives of the federal and state governments also see the potential for improvement in tourist offers. They want more accessible travel and travel networks and better information about them.

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