“Our society often speaks of integration, but most people with disabilities have to study and even live separately.
It is difficult to get information from public service providers, because most information is not accessible in sign language, in Braille script or in audio format. If we need to get documents or solve legal issues, we need to hire someone with our own money, and not everyone has the resources for that.
Nobody wants to hire us because employers do not have any special working conditions for people with disabilities. Even educational institutions lack the right infrastructure for us. As a result, most of us are still segregated from the society.”
Talgat Kashkaraliev is an advocate for people
with disabilities in the Kyrgyz Republic