Person with disabilities
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Disabilities (physical, intellectual or mental) can have major consequences for the lives of disabled people and their environment. The City of Brussels has aid and services for them.
One of these services for disabled is the Equal Opportunities Unit. This unit made a list of restaurants that accept assistance dogs. An Accessibility Guide of Brussels is available as well.
The City of Brussels also has an Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities. Each year grants are awarded to projects of associations. There is also a bonus for the modification of a house.
An action plan that aims to recruit people with disabilities aims to improve employment.
In Brussels there are parking spaces that are specifically reserved for people with disabilities.
At the website Handiweb disabled persons can consult their file at the federal Social security service.
From 1 July 2016, any application for a recognition of a disability or a disabled parking place is done via www.myhandicap.belgium.be. A computer on the first floor of the Administrative Centre is available for this demand.
On the territory of the City of Brussels, parking spaces are reserved for disabled persons. An interactive map now shows all these parking spaces. It will thus be easier to find these spaces that are painted in blue.