About FAR
Federation for the Accessibility of Romania
Only together we can make Romania better!


Our motto: ACCESS FOR ALL!
Our story

Our story is the story of Harap Alb!

Until now, nothing new under the sun. Why do people meet? Why do they stay together? Why do they want to build something “much brighter and much more beautiful”?
Because we are Romanians, because we have in us the myth of the master Manole and the story of Harap Alb!

We - we met and left together because we know, we can, we support, we help, but, above all, because we decided to go further, together, we are dedicated, efficient, empathetic, in a word: professionals.

Romanian society is made up of individuals and groups within the framework of interaction and social relations, as a result of individual and group actions and behaviors.

FAR was born from the desire to promote and monitor access and accessibility!

The social action of FAR is the fundamental component of the activity and consists of an integrated set of distinct activities, in order obtaining a concrete result in the monitoring of access and accessibility (Art. 9 of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities), with the aim of x-raying a very important component of the social system, the person with a functional deficiency, the person with a disability
FAR advocates

  • Allowing access to all conventional policies, systems and services through an integration process that ensures the participation of people with disabilities equally with other people in any activity and services intended for the general public (access to education, health, employment, social services, etc.).
  • Investment in specific programs and services for people with disabilities (assistive technological rehabilitation: assistive devices, professional rehabilitation. However, it is important that the existing programs and services are reviewed in order to evaluate their performance and to improve them.
  • Adoption of a national strategy and a plan of action to establish a consolidated and detailed long-term vision for improving the situation of people with disabilities.
  • Involving people with disabilities actively in the formulation and the implementation of policies and strategies in the field.
  • Providing adequate financing and improving financial accessibility. Contracting service providers, promoting public-private partnerships, especially for non-profit organizations and decentralization to people with disabilities for consumer-oriented care.
  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of disability.
  • Improving disability data collection, for example by including disability questions in various surveys.
  • Strengthening and supporting disability research, particularly in the following areas:
    • The impact of environmental factors (politics, physical environment, attitudes);
    • The quality of life of people with disabilities;
    • Barriers to conventional and specific services, with the role of overcoming them in different contexts;
    • Accessibility programs and appropriate universal design;
    • Interactions between environmental factors – health conditions – disability – poverty;
    • The cost of disability and the cost-efficiency of public spending with programs specific to the field.
FAR supports

  • people with disabilities, so that they become aware of their rights, live independently and develop their skills;
  • children with disabilities and their families to ensure their inclusion in the education system;
  • Represent the views of members at international, national and local levels - decision makers and service providers and advocate for their rights;
  • Contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of services and collaborate with researchers to support applied research that can contribute to the development of services;
  • Promote awareness and understanding by professionals of the rights of people with disabilities, for example through support and training campaigns regarding equal opportunities, access to services, education, employment, etc.;
  • Performs monitoring of services, transport and other systems and services that promote the removal of barriers for people with disabilities..