It’s only human nature. Just as someone who has eaten well cannot understand someone who is hungry, there are few people who can fully understand the needs of people with various handicaps.
For years these people weren’t talked about and were also hardly seen. They were hiding behind the windows of their homes. They were worried about being misunderstood and society wasn’t sure how to face them. The uncertainty of this relationship has only recently started changing. It’s still not ideal as prejudice has deep roots and it’s hard to overcome, in this sense we have a long road ahead. Nevertheless, it’s good that we have started together on this journey. Among us in Prague we have quite a large number of handicapped people.
They are not only people in wheelchairs, blind, deaf or others with physical disability. Others are people with mental illnesses. Despite this they all want to live and can live a full life, just like the rest of us. It makes for a better life if we know how to help them. Our portal on this website gives space various organizations and charities whose goal is to help handicapped people. The website's aim is to inform handicapped people of the options that others have prepared for them.
There is space for articles by handicapped people and we especially welcome these if this provides a way for them to confide their problems and the ways they are dealing with them on their own without the help of others.
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9. 2. 2010
Experts Find New Solutions within “Prague without Barriers” Project
Within the “Prague without Barriers” project, an office has been established in the main building of the City Hall in Jungmannova Street, to collect proposals from disabled people to improve life in the city. We asked what issues people come to the office with. The answer came from Michal Prager, representative of the “Asistence” association, who is also a member of the expert group within the “Prague without Barriers” project.
3. 10. 2009
Let’s Help Each Other
The Czech Club rooms on the second floor of the Municipal house in Náměstí Republiky are shortly to host the exhibition Dog, Friend of Man. The event will also publicly present the charity work of the civic association Mathilda. Everyone can join in.
5. 6. 2009
Good News for Disabled People in Prague
Since March a special service has provided free transport in specially adapted minibuses to help disabled people in Prague get to doctors’ surgeries and council offices. This service will soon be expanded. A further two new vehicles will soon be added to the existing fleet of eight minibuses. Other new additions are also planned.
5. 6. 2009
Barrier-Free Festival Not Only For Wheelchair Bound
The festival bears the title ‘Žiju stejně jako ty’ (I live just like you do) and it will be held on the 5th and 6th of June in Pankrác Central Park. It is an unusual festival for adults, children and whole families alike.
14. 5. 2009
Wheelchair Bound People and Prague Parks
The Prague Organisation for the Wheelchair Bound has issued a publication regarding accessibility of some of Prague parks. Jaroslava Franková, the president of the organisation informed us today.
8. 1. 2009
The Tap Tap Photographs in Vesmírna
An exhibition with a rather curious title presents unconventional photographs of an equally unconventional music band.
5. 1. 2009
Group for Barrier-Free Prague
It seems that both physically handicapped Praguers and visitors to Prague could be able to move more freely in the capital in 2009.
9. 9. 2008
The Paralympic Games Have Started – Our Medal Chances Are High
The Paralympic Games 2008 take place from Saturday the 6th of September to the 17th of September in the same place where the Olympic Games finished just a couple of weeks ago. The Czech Republic is represented by 56 athletes in 8 disciplines.
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