Sandra Švaljek, photo: Slaven Janđel

Independent candidate for Zagreb mayor Sandra Svaljek presented the measures of her program aimed at eliminating and alleviating the obstacles faced by disabled people in Zagreb. That did in front of examples of unresolved obstacles to mobilityunderpass near the southern entrance to the Zagreb Fair.

Measures Sandra Švaljak can be divided into three segments - mobility, education and employment, within which the position of persons with disabilities will be targeted. She emphasized the continuity of the existing measures, that is, that she will continue implementing the existing policies and projects. Increasing accessibility for citizens at the same time means increasing accessibility for tourists with disabilities, which would enhance Zagreb's tourism potential and make it a more attractive destination for people with disabilities.

The focus will be on projects, measures and activities that reach as many people with disabilities as possible. Measures to increase the mobility of persons with disabilities: increase in number of tram stations that are accessible for tram entrances, which today are only six on the 116 kilometers of tram tracks, systematic increase in the number of city areas covered by trails for blind and blind, increase in number and quality of crossing with sound traffic lights, purchase of new ZET vans, increase of the number of passengers transporting people with disabilities, systematic removal of architectural obstacles.

Measures for the active inclusion of disabled persons include: additional city incentives for employers for employment and job matching, as well as professional support, additional urban incentives for self-employment, increase in the number of disabled persons in the city administration, institutions and the Zagreb Holding, creation of preconditions for equal working environment for people with disabilities in the City Administration, institutions and the Zagreb Holding.

Measures to improve the conditions for upbringing: increasing the number of scholarships for the education of children with disabilities, involving communication intermediaries in kindergarten (deaf and deaf children), increasing access to schools and kindergartens for joint education and education.