People with Disabilities
People with disabilities, their family members and the people to whom they relate form a large group within the population and are thus also an important political and economic factor.
Currently there are around 368,500 persons with a disabled person’s pass in Austria.
People who have been confronted with temporary problems related to their mobility or other impairments (e.g. people who have had accidents or are undergoing medical treatment) also have experience of disability.
For all these groups of persons it is important that disability policy creates conditions from which as many people as possible will benefit. A key aspect is that the environment should be designed to be as accessible as possible in every sense.