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By Federal Law of 01.12.2014 № 419-FL amendments have been introduced to the Federal Law of 24.11.1995 N 181-FL “On the social protection of disabled persons in the Russian Federation”

By Federal Law of 01.12.2014 № 419-FL amendments have been introduced to the Federal Law of 24.11.1995 N 181-FL “On the social protection of disabled persons  in the Russian Federation”  in the part of availability of connection facilities, public, engineering and transport infrastructures, transport vehicles for disabled persons are going to take effect since 1 July 2016 exceptionally to newly commissioned or reconstructed, modernized of specified objects and facilities.

Federal bodies of State authorities, the Russian Federation constituent entities bodies, local government bodies (in the sphere of their authorities), organizations regardless of their organizational and legal forms shall provide disabled persons (including disabled persons using wheelchairs and guide dogs) with:

1) conditions for unhindered access to the objects of public, engineering and transport infrastructures (residential, public and industrial buildings, structures and facilities including those designed for location of physical education and sports institutions, culture organizations and others), to recreation areas and services administered by them;

2) conditions for unhindered use of railway, air and water transport facilities, automobile transport and city ground electric transport of city, suburban and intercity services, communication and information facilities (including equipment that provides doubling of light signals by sound signals  of traffic lights and devices regulating movement of pedestrians via transport communications);

3) availability to self-transportation in the territory which is designed for facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures, entrances and exists in such facilities, boarding and un-boarding transport vehicles, including the use of wheelchair;

4) escort of disabled persons having stable disfunction of vision sense and disability of self-transportation , rendering of help for such people in the facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures;

5) a proper arrangement of equipment and data carriers necessary for provision of unhindered access of disabled persons to the facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures;

6)doubling of the necessary sound and visual information for the disabled persons, as well as inscriptions, signs and other text and graphic information by signs performed by point system of Braille, access of sign language interpreter and interpreter for blind persons;

7) access to the facilities of the facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures of the guide dog  in case of having a document confirming its special education and issued according to the form and procedure specified by the Federal body of Executive Authority carrying activities aimed at development and realization of the State policy and statutory regulation in the field of social protection of the population;

8) rendering support by organizational workers delivering services to the population, including support to disabled persons to overcome barriers which impede them to get above services on equal terms as other persons.

In cases if the present facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures are impossible to accommodate fully with due account to disabled persons’ needs, owners of such facilities prior to their reconstruction or  major repairs shall take measures to provide access of disabled people to places of services delivery or when it is possible to provide  all of the necessary services  at the place of disabled person residence or in remote mode agreed upon by one of the social association of disabled persons performing in the territory of location, municipal district or city district.

For the abandoning of the performance of the requirements for creation of conditions for disabled persons to have unhindered access to the facilities of public, engineering and transport infrastructures, as well as for impeding  use of railway, air, water transports, intercity automobile transport and all types of city and suburban passenger transports, communication and information facilities, legal entities and public officers are bearing administrative liability according to Article 9.13 of Administrative Offences Code of the Russian Federation.

 

City Attorney Senior counselor of Justice                                                        R.V.Samoylov