A meeting with Ms Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission on Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship was held today at the Central Military Club. The meeting was announced as open to all citizens and promised to bring a ray of hope in the very complicated political situation in Bulgaria in recent days.
Of course, we, a group of people with disabilities – Kapka Panayotova, Diliana Deneva, Vanya Pandieva, Mariana Harizanova, Borislav Ivanov, Zivodar Zhishev and Nina Zhisheva, decided that the invitation was valid for us too and at the appointed hour, me, Kapka and Diliana, as most impatient, we stood before the Military Club. Even at the entrance it turned out that the inaccessibility was obvious – we were met by several black marble steps which brought us back to reality.Read More
Is the capital accessible for disabled people? Two different answers again, the only one is correct!
The accessibility of Sofia was again the main problem at the discussion, this time in the Nova TV program “Hello, Bulgaria” on June 8th. Vanya Pandieva and Lisa Boncheva from the Center for Independent Living and the mother of a child with a disability – Nadia Tsareva from the National Alliance “Smile with Me” shared their daily difficulties in the reportage. Kapka Panayotova – Center for Independent Living, Stoyan Bratoev from Metropolitan-Sofia and Minka Vladimirova – social worker at Sofia Municipality debated in the studio. Here are the main points and statements of the different parties in the discussion:Read More
CIL – Sofia started the “Equal Opportunities Info Bus Tour” on the first week of August. It stopped in Sozopol, Pomorie and Burgas, informing an interested and abundant audience about disability issues. The Tour will further take place in Vratsa on August 15th and then throughout Bulgaria until May 2007.Read More