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Mobility Planning and Barrier-Free Access for People with Disabilities in Dresden

The topic of barrier-free access is of great importance in Dresden. Dresden has a population of over 508,000 inhabitants, more than 60,000 of whom have a disability. Demographic changes and an increase in the number of older people mean the number of people with disabilities continues to increase.

According to Section 3 of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, no one may be discriminated against because of a disability. Another aspect of particular importance is fulfilling the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which came into force in the Federal Republic of Germany on 26 March 2009. The aim is for people with disabilities to participate independently in society, using the public transport  environment, public buildings and facilities in the usual way, without outside help or any particular difficulty.