In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed on December 3 in the International afternoon of disabled people. In 2009 a subject of Day is "TsRT realization in interests of all: expansion around the world the rights and opportunities of disabled people and communities in which they live".
Carrying out the International day of disabled people is directed on drawing attention to their problems, protection of their advantage, the rights and wellbeing, on society drawing attention to advantages which it gets from participation of disabled people in political, social, economic and cultural life.
For today inNikolaev,according to Department of work and a population social security, lives26 612 disabled people. From this number of only 446 disabled people in 2009 were provided sanatorno - resort permits, 350 more disabled people instead of permits received monetary compensation for total amount of 60,9 thousand UAH (on the average about 174 UAH on one person).
In Nikolaev for 91,1% 4% a quota of employment of disabled people of the enterprises are carried out. In the city eight enterprises for disabled work.
Since the beginning of this year 3040 directions on providing protezno - orthopedic products were given out.
For the purpose of transportation of physically disabled people at department of work and social protection of the population the ferry service at the disposal of which there are three minibuses from which two - are equipped with lifting devices works. About the beginning of year about four thousand disabled people used services of this service.