The government has expanded access to books for people with impairments
The government has expanded access to books for people with impairments including: free audiobooks, magazines, and training materials on sites of various libraries. Resources from scientific and public organizations will now be more accessible to people with health impairments. The decision was signed by the Chairman of the Government, Mikhail Mishustin. Previously, free online access to audio books was only available to people with impaired vision. Now a list of categories of citizens who can use benefits has been expanded to 80 categories, including people who have suffered a stroke, sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. Provision of online access to books, magazines and educational literature will, in particular, be available at specialized libraries for the blind and visually impaired, publicly available at libraries for people with disabilities, as well as at the libraries of educational and scientific organizations, and where citizens learn or teach such citizens. The decision was prepared for the implementation of the new standards of the Civil Code, which were adopted in June 2022.