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Online Map for the Movement of People with Disabilities

Nino Devidze

On December 20, Project “Georgia without Bareers – Online Map for the Movement of People with Disabilities” was presented. An online map www.pandusgeorgia.com was created for the people in wheelchairs or with difficulties of movement in the frame of the project. The websit provides interested people with the information and photos of the adapted buildings.

The project was implemented by nongovernmental organization Social Defense League with the financial support of Swedish International Develepment Cooperation Agency and Eurasian Partnership Foundaiton in Tbilisi, Rustavi, Batumi and Kutaisi.

Buildings with panduses were searched and described in the frame of the project; exact descriptions of those buildings and their locations on the map were uploaded on the website. So, citizens can easily find out which building are adapted for the moving with wheelchairs in the aforelisted cities.

Board Chairwoman of the Social Defense League Bela Songulashvili said the website is a serious asset for the social integration of the people with disabilities: “The project team hopes soon all adapted environments will be reflected in this map. As for the project outcome, based on the information provided by us a person with disabilities will be able to move in the adapted environment without any bareers.”

Parliament of Georgia intends to ratify Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities by the end of the year. It means that state regulations will be worked out in this direction and advocacy process will start.
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