The labour Ministry has decided to abandon the term «disabled»

© Fotolia / Magdal3naИнвалидная stroller. Archival photoThe labour Ministry has decided to abandon the term «disabled»© Fotolia / Magdal3na

The Ministry of labor intends to abandon the term «disabled» in the Federal law «About social protection of disabled people», report «Izvestia» with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

As a replacement will be offered a more neutral term that can reflect the human rights model of state policy towards people with disabilities.

According to «Izvestia», the Ministry of labor to the end of the year, will direct the initiative in the Federal medical-biological Agency (FMBA) to conduct research on this issue.

It reminds edition, previously from the word «disabled» Russia advised the Committee of the United Nations (UN) on the rights of persons with disabilities, while positively evaluating the state program «Accessible environment» for 2011-2020.

In addition to the «Accessible environment» in Russia there are other programs that support people with disabilities. So, applicants with disabilities can apply to several universities, recently of families with disabled exempted from contribution for capital repairs, in addition, centres are established on the organization of support of children with disabilities.

The attitude of the society towards disabled people is changing for the better, said Vladimir Putin in December at a meeting with community members. «The violation of the rights of persons with disabilities, callousness to them is just condemnation and rejection of citizens», — said the Russian leader.