“We must face the reality in order to be able to overturn it,” SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday in his post on social media, on the occasion of today’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and added:
“Our disabled fellow citizens continue to experience inequalities and social exclusion, reduced accessibility in public space, at work, in social life, in the modern digital environment. The National Action Plan for the Rights of the Disabled of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance has a goal: “Nothing for us without us”.
“We are changing the way of certification. Among other innovative measures, we are introducing a personal assistant even on a 24-hour basis. We increase spending on disability benefits and grant them regardless of age. We are moving towards inclusive education so that no citizen is left behind. We are implementing the disabled person’s pass, which will be linked to his electronic file so that it is constantly updated and can be ‘read’ everywhere”.