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.
Celkový počet: more than 23
15. 3. 2011
Imagine that you find yourself in total darkness. Can an hour of blindness open your eyes? This is what you can try out from 1st April in the New Town Hall, Prague 2 at the exceptional ‘invisible’ exhibition.
21. 10. 2010
The Best Barman Is from SIMPatická Kavárna
At the second year of the national competition for training cafés organised by the association “Pojďte dál” there has been an unbelievable duel for the highest positions. Clients training in SIMPatická kavárna (SIMP café) have competed here with large number of other contestants, but and in the end they both have taken home first prices. The best non-alcoholic cocktail was prepared by Mikuláš Tučný and Karel Pajma has created the best picture on a coffee.
12. 8. 2010
Summer Weekend for Duha
DUHA – an organization for the integration of mentally handicapped people invites everyone into the lovely setting of the Botanic Gardens in Prague - Troja. This one-off event named THE SUMMER WEEKEND FOR DUHA will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th 2010.
19. 4. 2010
NON-HANDICAP 2010: exhibition for disabled people
The NON-HANDICAP exhibition focuses on disabled people. Its objective is to help them overcome their handicaps. Every year, the exhibition becomes a meeting point for manufacturers, importers and vendors of aids for disabled people, for organizations that need them and for those who pay for them and approve them. This year, the exhibition takes place from 20th to 22nd April.
19. 4. 2010
Botanical Garden in Troja Has a Trail for the Blind
The wooden posts that line the route in the southern area of Prague Botanical Garden are fitted with information boards about the plants. On the reverse side there are metal plates with Braille inscriptions giving the same information. Visually handicapped people don’t mind that the information plates are on the reverse side, in fact it means they can read the information with ease.
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.
Celkový počet: more than 23
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- 31. January 2010
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