A poll of Muscovites conducted in October 2017 by order of the government of Moscow, showed that the majority of residents considers it accessible to people with disabilities, the website of “national expert”. To the question whether there is sufficient urban environment accessible to people with disabilities and 48.9% of respondents answered “rather Yes”, 25,2% – definitely Yes.
Most of the participants of the mass survey (up 86.8%) reported that they are not disabled, and among their relatives there are no people with disabilities. 12,3% answered in the affirmative. 0,9% indicated that they themselves are disabled. In the survey participated as ordinary people and representatives of the expert community.
On the question whether there is enough, in their opinion, urban environment in Moscow is available for people with disabilities, the majority of respondents replied positively:
- “Yes”, 25.2% of
- “rather Yes” and 48.9%
- “no” – 14,3%
- “probably not” – 7,2%
- “hard to say” – 4,4%
In the case of public buildings, parks and gardens accessible to people with disabilities, opinions were divided: 43,1% of respondents believe that they are in sufficient quantity, 44.3 per cent responded that they are, but very little. But the entrances of their homes, most respondents felt adapted for people with disabilities. 86,1% of the respondents said that their entrance meets the needs of people with disabilities, 9.2 percent answered this question in the negative.
77,6% of Muscovites said they hadn’t heard about the programs of the Moscow government aimed at creating a comfortable urban environment for people with disabilities. From those who know about such programs, 53.9 per cent said they implemented “rather successful”, 16.7% of “so successful”, 4,8% – “rather no”. With the above software familiar with 71,9% of the respondents. According to 43,9% of them, such programs are implemented “rather successful”, only 8.8% of them did not know and 19.3% did not answer this question.
Their point of view on accessibility of urban environment for people with disabilities in Moscow, almost half of the respondents (49,1%) formed based on personal observations, 40,5% of the respondents were based on materials from the media, 3.9% of judges a situation according to people with disabilities, 2.1% – to social workers.
Network edition “NewsFrol”, which is also reported on the results of this survey, notes that the vast majority of its members is not disabled, and among their relatives there are no people with disabilities. People not immersed in the problem, it is difficult to give an objective assessment of the situation, therefore, among the Muscovites, there is a significant optimism about the accessibility of urban environment for people with disabilities. Many of them just don’t notice is not handicap accessible thresholds, stairs, narrow doorways, etc.