Six more Penza region educational institutions to improve accessibility
Penza, 3 January 2016. PenzaNews. Six educational institutions of the Penza region will take part in the program to improve their accessibility for people with disabilities in 2016.
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The list includes three state public adaptive education organizations – the boarding schools in Neverkino, Poima and Kuznetsk.
Another two are preschool educational institutions: these are the Penza combined kindergarten No. 21 and the kindergarten No. 37 in Kuznetsk.
The sixth organization to improve accessibility under the program is the youth tourism center.
The state program “Social support of citizens in the Penza region in 2014-2020” will provide for a total of 2,606,000 rubles of funding from the regional budget in 2016 for these purposes.
In addition, two vocational education institutions will undergo adaptation to provide services to children with disabilities. The multipurpose technical college “Mokshansky Internat” will receive teaching and rehabilitation systems, while the Kuznetsk multipurpose college will be equipped with wheelchair ramps, hand-rails, navigation aids for persons with vision and hearing disabilities, elevators, expanded doorways, and related devices.
In 2015, six organizations in the Penza region were adapted to allow hinder-free access by people with disabilities under the Russian state program “Accessible Environment.” The federal and regional budgets allocated 8.6 million rubles for these purposes, says the press service of the Education Ministry in the region.