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Russian children with disabilities will have full access to schools and kindergartens soon

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According to the Ministry of Labour, at present, 7.4 thousand kindergartens are accessible for children with disabilities in Russia (18% of their total number). The number of schools in which children with disabilities can study in is 9.8 thousand (22.8% of the total number of schools).

“According to the Russian Ministry of Education, by the end of 2020, conditions will be created to ensure the availability of the educational process for 100% of children with disabilities in kindergartens and schools,” the Ministry of Labour said.

One of the subprograms of the new state program “Accessible Environment” for 2021-2025 is aimed at creating conditions for accessibility of priority fields like education, organisation of children’s leisure, public transport and culture. The program will also focus on creating accessibility for educational institutions for children with disabilities. In 350 centres for  secondary vocational education (10% of their total), conditions will be created for organising training for people with disabilities.

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