Hangzhou has completed 125 upgrading projects in a bid to build a barrier-free environment for people with disabilities in 2020, according to an announcement at a conference on Dec 22.
The upgrading projects were conducted as places such as hospitals, shopping malls, subways, gardens, toilets and office halls.
An interpreter for the hearing-impaired was present at the conference.
To date, the city has made 12,467 upgrades to its roads and 3,555 upgrades to public toilets. It has also helped install barrier-free facilities in 1,768 low-income households and 22 low-income communities.
A counter for wheelchair users is made available in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hangzhou.zjol.com.cn]
A sign language interpreter is at the press conference on Hangzhou's progress in building a barrier-free environment on Dec 22. [Photo/hangzhou.zjol.com.cn]