It is believed that people with disabilities can not participate in the education, livelihood, religious and social functions due to disability. The fact is their participation is restricted not because of disability but they do not have appropriate devices that can increase their functional abilities. The project proposes to provide good quality assistive devices like wheel chairs, try cycles, smart canes, hearing aids to 500 women with disabilities from Gujarat and Rajasthan state.
People with disabilities can not participate is not because of disability, but due to inaccessibility, affordability of assistive devices. PWDs have limited access to the services because Poverty prevents many people with disabilities from acquiring the assistive devices which would enable them to be mobile and participate in programmes for their economic and social well-being. Furthermore, there is an acute shortage of low-cost assistive devices, which are suited to the life-style of users.
The project will provide well designed, disability-age appropriate good quality assistive devices to people with disabilities. The project will also train them how to use the devices, and also how to maintain them. The project will also provide post distribution follow up services. Hence, people with disabilities can use the devices effectively. The project will also ensure that people with disabilities use the devices and participate in socio-economic-cultural activities.
Overall Objective: To promote high quality and culturally appropriate assistive devices, as a means of facilitating the participation of people with disabilities in economic and social activities. To achieve above objective, the following steps will be implemented. 1. Identification of potential beneficiaries by the project staff. 2. Assessment of the beneficiaries to finalize age, disability appropriate devices. 3. Distribution of Assistive devices to people with disabilities. 4. Report