19.6.2  Disability-specific programmes and services

Examples of physical aids
Figure 19.4  Examples of physical aids.

The second track focuses on disability-specific programmes and services designed on purpose to address the needs of people with disabilities, such as orthopaedic centres, special schools, etc. You should find out about any such projects that may be operating in your area. You could help in making these disability-specific programmes and services more accessible at community level. For example, you might direct the families of children with motor or sensory impairments to a project that provides physical aids such as crutches (Figure 19.4), hearing aids, braces or wheelchairs (Figure 19.5).

Man and woman with a physical impairment, however the woman has a wheelchair
Figure 19.5  (a) A man and a woman with a physical impairment. The woman’s mobility is greatly helped by having access to a wheelchair, (b) the man is not. (Photos: Janet Haresnape and Basiro Davey)

19.6.1  Mainstream programmes and services

19.7  Community-based rehabilitation (CBR)