Barrier-free facilities help disabled in 650 cities, 1,600 counties: group

Global Times

2nd August 2017

Barrier-free facilities help disabled in 650 cities, 1,600 counties: group

By Qu Qiuyan

China’s barrier-free facilities for the disabled have greatly benefited people from more than 650 cities and 1,600 counties, the China Disabled Person’s Federation (CDPF) said, after media reported that problems still linger five years after the Regulation on the Construction of Barrier-Free Environments took effect in August 2012.

The CDPF said that construction of barrier-free facilities had taken place in more than 675,000 homes of disabled people between 2011 and 2015, which had greatly improved their quality of life.

Other improvements made for the disabled in recent years include allowing guide dogs for the blind to get on trains, the CDPF said.

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