Everyday Heroes 1.

In this series, my goal is to present the life of disabled people living in Hungary, to highlight their heroism, and to show role models to us.

My first everyday hero is Andras Sergo, who is working at a Catholic university in the capital of Hungary. He is a wheelchair-user with his optimistic, though sometimes despondent soul.

Andras lives in a smaller town, in Szentendre, so he commutes every day. On the one hand, he is lucky to have a job, on the other hand, it is a challenge for him to get to the workplace that is in the heart of Budapest. Despite the fact that Hungary has ratified the UN Convention of People with Disabilities, and we are a member of the EU.

Hungarian law only contains that we need to attempt to make public places accessible for people with disabilities.

Of course, this goal is better than nothing. Unfortunately, the current Hungarian regulation does not contain any deadline of the accommodation obligation.

Andras believes small changes generate bigger ones that point out the attitude of Hungarian people with disabilities: they are hopeful, but sometimes too patient. Unfortunately, many of them accept the fact that the majority of public places are not accessible for them. Society and government should feel their own responsibility in connection to people with disabilities.

In my opinion, who live with disabilities should be optimistic and hopeful, but we as a society must be responsible: we need to fight for the rights of those who live with disabilities! They are our heroes.

Read more here: http://thepeoplewithdisabilities.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/a-mindennapok-hosei-1-2/

 

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3 thoughts on “Everyday Heroes 1.

  1. I agree completely that the need for advocacy for people with disabilities is HUGE, in Hungary and in North America (where I live). Fight the good fight…not because people with disabilities are heroes, but because they are everyday people, who deserve everyday lives and rights.

  2. luciano kapaipi says:

    THE MOST POWER BEING IN THIS WORLD ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES , NOT JUNST BECOUSE IAM IN THE ONE OF THEM BUT BECOUSE OF THING OUR LIFE DEPEND IN , AND ONE OF THEM IS HUGE LOBBYING AND ADVOCAY, LIFE OF IN ALL AREAS .
    THIS IS BECOUSE OF THE REASERCH I HAVE UNDER GONE. FOR SURE WE DECEVE TO BE HEROS.

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