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Disability rights

Courage & Kindness for Casual Day!

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!

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Disability rights

NCPD Takes Legal Action Against ICASA

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.

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Hearing loss and deafness

Supporting clients’ rights in the workplace

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.

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