Minister Turhan, the accessibility of the Passenger Transport Services held in Ankara, Turkey Project Activation Workshop, project-related work, he said that he followed closely.
Turhan emphasized that they are carrying out the project because of the responsibility of the transportation and communication services, and said that since 2003 a period of revolutionary steps has been taken in the field of disability.
Turhan said that the Department of Disability Services was established in the ministry in 2012 for the coordination of disability services, but they have been carrying out numerous activities related to accessibility in the field of transportation and communication services starting from a long time ago.
Turhan pointed out that there are many studies about accessibility in the service areas of the Ministry and said:
“We have been working on these issues for many years with our regulations that we consider to be essential, not burdens, and our advantageous tariffs in various fields. We have built platforms, ramps, special tolls and disabled points to make the station and station buildings suitable for the disabled. We implemented designs suitable for disabled people in Marmaray and high speed trains (YHT). We have ensured that our hearing-impaired citizens, who have smartphones or cameras, can receive services from TCDD via a link. We allowed the passengers with a disability rate of 40 percent and above to travel free of charge only with him, and the severely disabled passengers with a disability rate of 50 percent and above, with himself and his companion free of charge. In this way, 1 million 100 thousand disabled citizens traveled in YHT and main line regional trains last year. ”
Keyboard for the visually impaired
Turhan reminded that PTT also put keypads for the visually impaired in the keyboards of PTTmatiks, “Again, for our visually impaired citizens, we wrote the unit name in Braille alphabet on some PTTmatik's deposit, withdrawal and receipt units. We made some PTTmatics suitable for the use of our orthopedically disabled siblings. In addition, we have also started to work on installing additional keyboards suitable for the visually impaired in new ATMs. he spoke.
Number of users in the e-government approaching the 43 million barriers to work to remove the attention of Turhan, as a result of this study, public services of disabled citizens can receive electronic services, he said.
Turhan, Disabled Call Center Project with disadvantaged citizens who know the sign language e-Government Call Center employees have provided the opportunity to make a video call, on the occasion of the Week of Disabled People commemorated by creating a stamp on the issue of social awareness, he added.
Emphasizing the importance of raising awareness in the field of disability, Turhan said:
“Contact and communication is the most important driving force of awareness and awareness. It will be possible with your contribution to encourage everyone with disabilities, elderly and mobility limitations to participate in daily life with qualified agendas, announcing the services provided and sharing positive experiences. As you approach the end of the two-year actual term of the project, we will announce to you more of the long-term benefits of this work. ”
At the ceremony, Sümeyye Boyacı, the world champion in swimming, explained her achievements in this sport, which she started without two arms.
Minister Turhan stated that Boyacı burned one of the awareness torches, which he wanted to become widespread with his success worldwide, with his own effort.
After the speeches, Minister Turhan presented a plaque to the names contributing to the project. In this context, the swimming champion Sümeyye Boyacı was awarded a plaque to the members of Aşk Olsun Music Group and the ballet Mehmet Sefa Öztürk with disabilities and the members of Aşk Olsun Music Group, who are known as musicians without obstacles. Make It Love Music Group Bünyamin from Agile, Turkey to quit the touring ballet Öztürk Turhan also requested support from the Minister to ensure appropriate wheelchair dancing.
After the ceremony, Turhan sent farewell to YHT and a group of elderly and disabled people to Konya.