Welcome to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities tend to experience greater marginalisation in society than persons without disabilities. This infringes on their human rights and ability to prosper. The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has played an integral role in shaping South Africa into a country where persons with disabilities have access to equal opportunities and rights. For the past 81 years we have run awareness programmes, influenced government policies, promoted physical and social access, and facilitated economic participation for and with persons with disabilities.
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Employers have a duty, laid down by the United Nations, to make changes in the workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities.
After hiring someone with hearing loss severe enough to be classed as a disability, a diligent employer might request a functional report, which should clearly and concretely explain the impact of the person’s hearing loss and what must be done to accommodate it. But these reports are often just a clinical description of the hearing problem and difficult to understand for anyone outside the medical world.
United Kingdom Research and Innovation awards grant for a national survey on persons with disabilities in South Africa
UKRI, through the GCRF and Newton Fund, supports national COVID-19 survey on Persons with Disabilities in South Africa An international consortium