Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
PROBLEM ARHITEKTONSKE PRISTUPAČNOSTI U EVROPSKOJ STRATEGIJI ZA OSOBE SA INVALIDITETOM ZA PERIOD 2010–2020.
In November 2010, the European Commission adopted the European Disability Strategy for the period from 2010 to 2020, which should contribute to improving the quality of life of this group of people in the EU. The main objective of the Strategy is to create a Europe without barriers for all its citizens. It provides measures to improve the participation of disabled people exercising the right to equality, labour, employment, health and social care and education. Bearing in mind that creating an accessible environment is a prerequisite for successful implementation of all other rights of persons with disabilities, the authors have paid special attention to this matter. Therefore, solving the problem of physical accessibility in the framework of the Strategy is the main subject of this paper. The authors also analyze the possibility of implementing some solutions from the Strategy to address the problem of accessibility of facilities for persons with disabilities. Although the Republic of Serbia, with the current status of a candidate country, is not required to apply the Strategy directly in its internal legislation, the implementation of some ideas would significantly increase the availability of facilities and public areas and would thus, improve the position of disabled persons in our society.
Keywords: European Disability Strategy, European Commission, disabled people, accessibility, legislation