Tatarstan is one of the 3 regions chosen for the pilot project of creating accessible environment for people with disabilities and less mobile groups of population.”Accessible environment” program is meant to transform seven crucially important spheres of life in the region: education, health care, culture, transport, information and communication technologies, sports, housing. The resultant environment should allow a person with any kind of limitations to move around easily, to enjoy the services he needs, in short, to live a full life.
One of the most important factors in creating an accessible environment for disabled and less mobile people is tolerant attitude to these population groups. “Accessible environment must start with our attitude to disabled people; tolerance must be a norm for everybody,” said the mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin.
About 300 healthcare, sports, education and culture institutions in Tatarstan are now equipped with Aurica induction systems. Several buildings and adjacent territories a reequipped with facilities necessary for the free access of disabled and less mobile people.
Mostbuildingscovered by the program are situated in Kazan. These include sports facilities (such sports complexes as “Triumph”, “Vatan”, “Forward”, “Spectrum”, martial arts complex “Ak Bars”, Boxing and ping-pong center), health care institutions (republican clinical oncological dispensary; city clinical hospital No. 7), 11 cultural facilities (Theatre of young spectators; Theatre named after Kachalov; Theatre named after Kamal, Library for the blind) and 6 social security institutions.
“Accessible environment” program is also being implemented in 5 more cities of Tatarstan.
In the city of Naberezhnye Chelny our company has installed induction systems for hearing-impaired people in the “Etude” sportsschool for children and youths, “Izgelek” rehabilitation center for the disabled, Employment center, State business and technologies institute; home for senior and disabled citizens; Zakamskaya children’s hospital with a perinatal center. “Organniyzal” (Organ hall) – the pride and joy of all the citizens of Naberezhnye Chelny– is now also accessible for everybody. Hearing-impaired people now, too, have a chance to enjoy great music!
Induction systems have also been installed in some public buildings of Yelabuga, Nizhnekamsk, Almetyevsk, Zelenodolsk.