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Street racing promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities
About 12 thousand people signed up for the test. - Photo: William Meira/MMFDH
The 6th edition of the Inclusion to Every Proof Race, promoted by the Olga Kos Institute, took place this Sunday (12/5), at Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo (SP). The event is a tribute to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated last Friday (3/12), and sought to draw people's attention in relation to the appreciation and inclusion of people with disabilities. About 12 thousand people signed up for the test. The Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, participated in the event.
“People with disabilities deserve to be respected by everyone. Government officials have a duty to develop public policies that promote equality. The Federal Government has been working exhaustively so that rights are guaranteed and no one is left behind," commented the minister.
Actions for the population with disabilities
In 2021, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH), acted constantly to promote accessibility for people with disabilities across the country. Therefore, it launched the Accessibility Policy, which identifies and eliminates architectural and urban barriers to guarantee free access to the Ministry's premises.
A course on accessibility in communication was also launched on the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) platform, and the Accessibility Rights Guide was made available, which is a content consisting of 100 sheets each containing a right related to accessibility and categorized by type of disability and by topic.
In partnership with the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation, Health, Education and Citizenship, the National Plan for Assistive Technology was created - with specific measures with the proposal to assist and favor independence, autonomy, social inclusion and quality of lives of people with disabilities and reduced mobility, including their families and caregivers, through the implementation and insertion of Assistive Technology.
In addition, Pasta allocated around R$765,000 to the Training Centers for Trainers and Guide Dog Instructors maintained by the Federal Institutes of Santa Catarina (Campus Camboriú) and Goiano (Campus Urutaí). The 267 Specialized Centers in Rehabilitation and 46 Orthopedic Workshops throughout Brazil received, through the Ministry of Health, more than R$ 600 million.
The MMFDH also published, last Friday (3/12), the final report on the development of a unique biopsychosocial assessment model for people with disabilities. The proposal considers, in addition to medical factors for the characterization of disability, also social elements, providing greater justice for the identification of these people in Brazil. Now, the single model will be analyzed by the Presidency of the Republic and, later, published by means of a decree.
With information from the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights


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