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Document Typology: Web Article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Make way for people with disabilities in Romania!
Name of author(s): ActiveWatch Blog
Name of publisher: ActiveWatch Blog
Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
This blog aims to create a community of those who care for people with disabilities and have decided to give them the confidence that they can be like all of us: active people in society.
The mission of this community is to create a society where disabled people can go anywhere on the street, they will be allowed in any cinema, institution, they will have jobs without being afraid of the eyes of others and where they can be complacent, because they have become equal partners.
It is announced an annual public event, Persons with Disabilities Gala. It is not a fundraiser, it is an event that highlights the potential of disabled to offer to the society their creativity, talent, education and experiences. In Romania there are people in wheelchairs, with Down syndrome, with impaired vision or hearing, mental problems, HIV / AIDS or a low IQ who are trying to discover skills that other people crammed in labels. And they manage to go further than we do, those without disabilities.
They will be awarded by the organizers. Those companies, yet few in number, that understand that they can open their doors to people with disabilities, whether they offered them a job, whether they took care to be accessible to all of them.
In the competition Disabled People "Hire Ability" have entered 38 people and organizations so far, in the four sections: "Completely people ", " Ability`s employers ", "Open Doors" and "Promote the ability".
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The blog promotes the care for people with disabilities and fights to change the attitudes towards them, stressing the importance of social inclusion of people with disabilities, who can make an important contribution to the economy. Encouraging disabled people`s skills is achieved through annual public event " Persons with Disabilities Gala ", where are awarded the best of them.
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