oa CSIR Science Scope - Creating intelligent environments for independent living : health and disabilitites



The white paper on an Integrated National Disability Strategy (INDS) estimates that 5-12% of South Africans are moderately to severely disabled. In addition, many other people are affected by permanent and temporary disabilities caused by accidents, illnesses and ageing. The full implementation of the recommendations of the INDS remains unachieved. In practice, millions of persons with disabilities remain excluded from the mainstream of society and the economy and experience poverty, unemployment, lack of education and training.


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