On the International Day of Tolerance, November 17, Kyiv hosted the printed “Barrierlessness Guide” presentation – a guide to correct interaction. This was reported by the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, who participated in the presentation.
“War dictates the conditions in which everything changes both externally and internally. I do not know a single Ukrainian family that was not affected by Russian aggression – directly or through relatives. But I know that we will continue to fight for a person, his life, rights, dignity, future, and well-being. An important component of this, a basic value principle is the ethics of communication and our interaction,” said the President’s wife.
The directory will be handed over to national and regional libraries and state enterprises, for which, as the first lady expressed hope, it will become a working tool.
“How do you correctly address someone who returned from the front having lost his limbs? How to offer help to a person with a disability? Is it correct to take a blind person’s hand when accompanying them? Why, when inviting a person in a wheelchair for a walk, is it better to say “we went” instead of “we rode”? Answering these questions now is an opportunity to make it convenient for all of us,” said Olena Zelenska.
At the same time, the electronic directory is supplemented with relevant information; in particular, a new section on the ethics of interacting with different people in times of stress has recently appeared in it https://bf.in.ua/etyka-vzaiemodii.