President of the Association of the Blind of Serbia Milan Stosic handled a thank-you note to Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic, for the improvement of the position of the blind and visually impaired persons, contribution to protection against discrimination and promotion of equality.
Expressing the gratitude for the awarded recognition, Commissioner stressed that the protection against discrimination of persons with disabilities will continue to be one of top priorities of the institution of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, aimed to improvement of their position in the society.
According to the data of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, related to the number of submitted complaints, persons with disabilities have been for two years now in the very top of the list of social groups which are most often exposed to discrimination. The blind and visually impaired persons are still facing many barriers in everyday life, from architectural to communicational, and the greatest challenges for our society are the improvement of their position in areas of employment and education.
Association of the Blind of Serbia also awarded prominent legal entities, institutions, organizations and individuals who contributed to improving the situation of blind and visually impaired people in the previous year.