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Barrier-free living

Accessibility in public areas is of vital importance for persons with disabilities. Also, a barrier-free environment makes life easier for the more than 660,000 children and 2.5 million people over 65 years living in Bavaria. Accessibility is relevant for everybody, whether disabled or not, whether young or old.

Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

Wolfgang Jörg is the volunteer commissioner for persons with disabilities of the Town of Herzogenaurach.

His tasks include

  • Improving the participation of persons with disabilities in all areas of life.
  • Increasing the awareness for the needs of persons with disabilities with regard to public life and the town administration.
  • Emphasizing and working towards the accessibility of public buildings in public areas, of public transport, of public facilities and traffic areas and of private living space, as well as with regard to the design of public and private institutions.
  • Activities supporting the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 2006 as well as the Bavarian Law on Equalization, Integration and Participation of Persons with Disabilities of 1 August 2003.

Point of contact

Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Wolfgang Jörg
Phone +49 (0) 9132 / 1578
E-Mail behindertenbeauftragter@herzogenaurach.de

Barrier-free in Herzogenaurach

The Town of Herzogenaurach participates in the project "ERH Barrier-free" initiated by the administrative district. A team of volunteer workers, supported by the AKTIV-SENIOREN BAYERN e.V. (Active Senior Citizens in Bavaria) takes care of the measuring and assessment of local objects.

The portal under www.herzogenaurach.huerdenlos.de provides detailed information about how to access and make use of buildings, stores, doctors' offices, restaurants, public places and ways in Herzogenaurach, as well as about specific access details, like stairs, elevators, or the width of the doors.

Any Herzogenaurach places already included in the portal have been divided into categories, like Authorities, or Gastronomy. With the help of volunteer workers, the senior citizens' office of Herzogenaurach has constantly extended the list of places.

Point of Contact

Senior Citizens's advisory board
Phone +49 (0) 9132 / 737169
E-Mail seniorenbeirat@herzogenaurach.de


Town of Herzogenaurach

Department for Town Marketing and Culture
Phone +49 (0) 9132 / 901-127
E-Mail stadtmarketing@herzogenaurach.de


District Office Erlangen-Höchstadt
Ehrenamtsbüro
Phone +49 (0) 9131 / 803-279
E-Mail Jutta.leidel@erlangen-hoechstadt.de

Inclusion

Inclusion is a human right!

More Information

Barrier-free living in Herzogenaurach

Barrier-free living in Herzogenaurach is an evolving process. The commissioner for persons with disabilities, Wolfgang Jörg, is involved in projects concerning the barrier-free living in Herzogenaurach as in buildings, public transport, public place and more.

For more information on the projects please contact Wolfgang Jörg.

Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
Wolfgang Jörg
Phone +49 (0) 9132 / 1578
E-Mail behindertenbeauftragter@herzogenaurach.de

Barrier-free Town Hall

In the framework of the ERH Barrier-free project, staff members of the senior citizens' office have measured all authority offices of the Herzogenaurach town administration.

  • Entrances of the Town Hall, the Tourist Information and the public library have been equipped with ramps and
  • automatic electric door opening systems,
  • both parts of the building provide elevators, and a narrow wheelchair for use of the elevators is available in the historic castle building as well as in the Town Hall,
  • a toilet for disabled persons is available outside, in the south below the terrace of the Ratskeller restaurant,
  • an Audio Induction Loop System is available in the conference hall.

All consultation desks of the Citizens Advice Bureau provide an Audio Induction Loop System with directional microphone.

Point of contact

Town of Herzogenaurach
Subject area Building management
Mr Pander
Phone +49 (0)9132 / 901-201
E-Mail pander@herzogenaurach.de

Barrier-free building

Information and Contact

Organizations for disabled persons and social matters


If you want to join other speical organizations please send a Mail to: behindertenbeauftragter@herzogenaurach.de