Tehran to improve services for persons with disabilities

Middle East, September 3 2016

TEHRAN, IRAN: All parks in the capital will be equipped with wheelchairs for people with disabilities by the end of the current Iranian calendar year falling on March 20, 2017, Tehran’s mayor said.

Wheelchair Access Symbol“Moreover we are planning on designing parks in each district perfectly modified for the needs of persons with disabilities,” Mehr news agency quoted Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf as saying.

“We have also installed 170 outdoor elevators in the houses with persons with disabilities,” Qalibaf highlighted.

There is a council in Tehran’s Municipality called Disabled People’s Council which is particularly focuses on these people’s hardships and troubles, he noted.

There are special transportation services for persons with disabilities in Tehran, the mayor said, adding, “We are making an attempt to develop such a service to taxi transport system by allocating a special dial number for persons with disabilities.”

He further explained that for those students with intellectual disabilities who couldn’t afford to go to school on their own there are free of charge transportation services to take them to and back from school for two years now.

Source: Tehran Times

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