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Bayerisches Gesetz zur Gleichstellung, Integration und Teilhabe von Menschen mit Behinderung - Bayerisches Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz - BayBGG vom 9. Juli 2003 (Bavarian law on equality, integration and participation of people with disabilities, published on 9th July 2003)

Government of Bavaria Country Resources Disability Legislation Bavaria 9 July 2003 Legislation/regulation discrimination, equality

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Das Gesetz lehnt sich eng an die Bestimmungen des Bundesgleichstellungsgesetzes an, das am 1. Mai 2002 in Kraft getreten ist, und ergänzt es in vielen wichtigen Lebensbereichen. Schwerpunkte des Gesetzes sind insbesondere die Verbesserung der Barrierefreiheit und Mobilität behinderter Menschen, die Erleichterung der Kommunikation unter anderem durch Anerkennung der deutschen Gebärdensprache, die gesetzliche Verankerung der Bayerischen Beauftragten für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderung sowie die Einrichtung von Beauftragten für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderung auf kommunaler Ebene. Das Gesetz trat am 09.07.2003 in Kraft und wurde am 22.07.2014 zuletzt geändert.

The law is closely related to Germany’s national disability equality law, which has come into force on 1st May 2002 and complements it in many key areas. The main goal of this law is to improve the accessibility and mobility for people with disabilities, facilitating communication due to the recognition of German sign language and the legal establishment of Bavarian representatives for the needs of people with disabilities. The law came to force on 09/07/2003 and was last updated on 22/07/2014.

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