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Presidential decrees govern rights of people with disability


Decrees ensures seats and spaces are set aside in shows and special treatment for small sized enterprises
published: Jun 11, 2018 10:00 PM last modified: Jun 15, 2018 12:26 PM

Two decrees signed this Monday (11) by the President of the Republic, Michel Temer, provide for accessibility and rights of people with disabilities. One of the decrees ensures that seats and spaces are set aside in theatres, cinemas, halls, stadiums, sport gymnasiums, venues for shows, conferences and similar events, in compliance with the Brazilian Persons with Disabilities Inclusion Law (Persons with Disabilities Statute). According to the measure, in venues with capacity for up to one thousand places, 2% of them have to be set aside for wheelchairs and 2% for people with disabilities or reduced mobility.

In buildings with over a thousand places in capacity, the proportion is of 20 wheelchair spots, plus another 1% in whatever exceeds a thousand seats. Still according to the standard, half of the seats set aside must dimensionally and structurally cater to obese people. Spaces must be located in places where a companion may accommodate him/herself comfortably, as well as complying with technical accessibility requirements of the Brazilian Technical Standards Association (ABNT).

The other decree signed provides for differentiated, simplified treatment given to small and micro sized enterprises, also according to the People with Disabilities Statute. Companies must ensure accessibility to the establishment and its premisses, as well as priority services, equal hiring opportunities, fair and favourable work conditions and equality.