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Portable ramps for voters with disabilities Print E-mail
28.09.2012.jpgIn order to ensure the maximum involvement of DWPs in the elections scheduled on October 1st, the International Fund for Election Systems (IFES) in cooperation with the Central Election Commission (CEC) provided manufacturing of 12 portable ramps for DWPs.
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Election Procedures have been simplified for Voters with Disabilities Print E-mail
xaratishvili.jpgThe Special Commission has simplified the election procedures for PWDs. In particular, there have been created mobile groups and accessible voter’s booths. The mobile groups will help the voters with disabilities to move to election districts while the accessible voter’s booths will be designed to address the needs of PWDs.
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Right to Limited Choice Print E-mail
img.jpgPersons with disabilities (PWDs) are also preparing to vote in the elections 2012. According to the Central Election Commission (CEC), the elections will be held in more accessible and equal opportunity environment. Though despite of many useful changes, specifically conducted studies show that the majority of PWDs tend to avoid going to election districts and prefer to vote via mobile boxes. What is the reason for that and what the PWDs and the members of the election districts should know in order to ensure the election to be held in accessible and equal opportunity environment?
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Coalition began to study the election needs of people with disabilities (PWDs) Print E-mail
untitled.jpgThe Coalition for Independent Living has started the registration of PWDs throughout the country in order to define the needs of PWDs ensuring their independent participation in the election process.
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Send To Email Print Presentation of special indication parking stickers for disabled pe Print E-mail
phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpgConsultation room adapted for disabled people was arranged at the Mayor’s Office service center. They can receive any kind of consultation without staying in the queue.  Today the presentation of special indication parking stickers for disabled people was held in the Mayor’s Office. 350 disabled parking spots have been allocated in the city. Disabled people are able to receive special indication parking stickers at the Mayor’s office and park their cars without obstacles by showing those parking stickers. Any car parking in the disabled parking spot without presenting a special sticker shall be subject to administrative fine starting from August 1.     
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ფოტო გამოფენა – „აქტიური ცხოვრება ჩემი სტიქიაა“ Print E-mail

img_1127.jpgJune 14  - National Day of Persons with Disabilities was marked in Expo Georgia (3rd Pavilion) with a photo exhibition “Active Life is My Cup of Tea”. The exhibition presented works winning various photo contests as well as 70 photos depicting sports and cultural activities conducted in frames of the project “Active Life is My Cup of Tea”. The purpose of the photo exhibition was to raise public awareness about disability, promote the idea of independent living and increase motivation among persons with disabilities themselves.

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Tbilisi Open Championship in Archery Print E-mail
_dsc4906.jpgOpen championship in archery among persons with disabilities was held in Rose Square on June 10, 2012. 40 persons in wheelchairs took part in the event most of whom were paired with celebrities (Sopho Bedia, Ia Danelia, Mako Metreveli, Giorgi Sukhitashvili, Oto Nemsadze, Lasha Kervalishvili, Oto Kovziridze, Nika Arabidze) in the finals.  In the end, Tina Bregvadze and Ia Danelia won among women and Oto Nemsadze and Giorgi Amashukeli won the first place among men.
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Simplified Legal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Print E-mail

a5523.jpgDirector of Legal Assistance Department, Irakli Kobidze and the Chairman of Coalition for Independent Living, Giorgi Dzneladze signed the Memorandum of Cooperation last week according to which the Legal Aid Department under the Ministry of Probation will work on the legal issues of persons with disabilities from now on.

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Car Racing with Participation of Persons with Disabilities Print E-mail
rally-1.jpgMay 20 saw Kostava Avenue blocked from Saakadze Square to Morkinali for the first time. The reason had to do with the initiative of disability organizations to organize a car racing with the involvement of persons with disabilities, professional drivers and their friends. The aim of the event was to raise public awareness about disability and support equal opportunities for persons with disabilities to lead independent and active lives.
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Roughrider – Made in Georgia Print E-mail
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Industry parade “Made in Georgia” was held in Tbilisi on May 26 to mark the Independence Day of Georgia – which Coalition for Independent Living was also involved in. CIL presented locally produced active type wheelchairs, pressure relief cushions, postural support seating equipment and portable ramps.

 


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