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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#ICelebrateSA Face Masks
Despite 2020 being a challenging year for everyone, closely followed by 2021, NCPD – as the project owner of Casual Day – is proud to announce that the 2021 Casual Day campaign performed much better than the 2020 campaign! Our supporters showed their tireless support and with the resilience residing in each of us, they showed their Courage + Kindness and made Casual Day 2021 a success. The audit will begin in June 2022 but we can already see that the figures are much higher compared to 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit us. We say THANK YOU!
In South Africa, the use of a Sign Language interpreter has been adopted to portray broadcasts to Sign Language users. The obvious limit to the use of a SL interpreter in television news broadcasts is that the majority of persons with hearing loss do not understand or use Sign Language as a means of communication. This group includes the elderly; 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 and 2 in 3 over the age of 70.
Heightened vulnerability of women and children with disabilities to physical abuse and sexual assault
Heightened vulnerability of women and children with disabilities to physical abuse and sexual assault Amongst the range of rights violations that women and children with