In order to implement the Address of President Nursultan Nazarbayev “Nur Otan” Party launches the project “Future without barriers”, aimed at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities. This project will be implemented in four ways: Firstly, the work will be undertaken to employ disabled people for permanent jobs. In Kazakhstan, people with disabilities of working age is more than 400 thousand, of them 51 thousand work. (12.6%).
Secondly, the party will create barrier-free environment for people with disabilities. It is planned to develop a map of objects accessibility. According to preliminary assessment, of 18.5 thousand of social and transport infrastructure objects 14.5 thousand (80%) are not available to disabled people. Issues of inclusive education remain critical. It is planned in the pre-election platform of “Nur Otan” party that by 2017 the proportion of schools in which the conditions of barrier-free education have been created, will make up 30% of the total number of schools.
An important area is to increase public awareness. This work is aimed at attracting the attention of the public and business to the problems of disability, as well as building “the spirit of solidarity”. A major role in this regard is given to civil society and the media. Fourth, it is the formation of the legal framework for a more effective realization of the disabled people’s rights. So, this year, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, parliamentary deputies and Kazakhstan society will consider a draft law on the protection of disabled people’s rights.
It is worth noting that during the regional visits on discussion of the Address deputies-members of “Nur Otan” faction will hold a reception of citizens with disabilities.
In the coming month every Wednesday issues of employment and protection of the disabled people’s rights will be addressed at public reception parties. “To commemorate 15th anniversary of Nur Otan” party Open-Door Day will be held on March 1st across the country. On the threshold of this holiday, we will summarize the first results of social projects implemented by us”, - said the first deputy chairman of “Nur Otan” party Bauirzhan Baibek.