Isfahan close to disabled friendly city concept

About 15% of the world's population, with up to 190 million (3.8%) people aged 15 years and older, lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning.

Iran (IMNA) - The number of people with one or more disabilities is going to increase drastically over the coming decade. Almost everyone is likely to experience some form of disability at some point in life.

Most cities are absolutely unfriendly to people with disabilities; a few cities across the world are undergoing a remarkable shift to adapt their needs.

For the physically disabled, barriers can range from blocked ramps for wheelchairs, to buildings without elevators, to inaccessible streets and transport systems to step-free access to public spaces; such obstacles make disabled people to be less willing to socialize or work.

Planners should rethink to include disabled people in urban developments

Emphasizing the need to improve the urban road safety for the physically injured citizens, Isfahan Deputy Mayor for Urban Development said, "Currently, eight urban projects costing upward of one billion and 300 million tomans are being implemented in different municipal areas."

Iraj Mozaffar noted, "The efforts of Isfahan’s urban management board is to facilitate the use of urban infrastructures for the physically injured citizens, including veterans and the disabled."

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