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The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg is committed to a society in which everyone has the same opportunities and possibilities and is able to participate in public life in a self-determined way. The aim is to identify and remove obstacles and disadvantages for people with impairments in Waldeck-Frankenberg.

Together with scientists from the University of Siegen, the district has therefore developed a strategy for participation planning - with the aim of finding out how participation must be organised in Waldeck-Frankenberg. From this, appropriate measures are diverted and implemented to enable impaired people to participate in social life. In this way, the district is also working intensively on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Disability Rights Convention).

Since 2022, the district has also been a model region for accessibility funded by the state of Hesse - and in the coming years has set itself the goal of developing solutions to further improve accessibility and participation in Waldeck-Frankenberg. The initial focus will be on the areas of housing and tourism: Promoting barrier-free living space or creating even more awareness for tourism offers for impaired people are just some of the goals. However, the focus should not only be on development opportunities for impaired people of all ages, but also in particular on people of advanced age in order to allow them to participate as fully as possible in social life.

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Municipal Disability Officer

The district has appointed a full-time Municipal Disability Officer to strengthen the representation of the interests of persons with disabilities.

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Removing barriers, promoting participation

The Waldeck-Frankenberg district is a model region for accessibility.

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