oa CSIR Science Scope - Creating intelligent environments for independent living : health and disabilitites
|Article Title||Creating intelligent environments for independent living : health and disabilitites|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Biffy Van Rooyen|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||30 - 31|
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.
Article metrics loading...