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SAMBHAV (Aids and Assistive Devices) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 July 2016 15:39

About the scheme

  1. Setup an additional resource centre, in each city of the country.

  2. Collate and collect the Aids, software and other form of assistive devices developed with a provision of display and demonstration of the devices.

  3. Maintaining information, pertaining to aids and assistive devices present at Sambhav centre, on the National Trust website.

  4. Provide information and easy access to devices, appliances, aids, software etc.

  5. Display and demonstration of the devices to the concerned stakeholders

Scheme Description

This scheme aims at setting up of one Sambhav Centre in each city of India with population greater than 5 million (As per 2011 census). The Registered Organization (RO) should provide the minimum facilities in each Sambhav Centre as mentioned below:

I. Sambhav Resource Centre

These centres aim to provide information and easy access to devices, appliances, aids, software etc. for betterment and empowerment of PwDs of the National Trust disabilities. There shall also be provision of display and demonstration of the devices to the concerned stakeholders. The centre should construct a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom set up which is disabled friendly and uses the assistive devices which are useful and improve the quality of life of the people.

A page on the National Trust website for Sambhav will also be developed which will showcase and provide information about the aids and assistive devices. Research shall be encouraged at these centres. For example, research related to use and utilities of the assistive devices for Persons with Disabilities, research related to development of new assistive devices etc.

II. Aids and assistive devices

Each of the Sambhav centres will showcase aids and assistive devices for the PwDs (Persons with Disabilities) under the National Trust Act. A reference list of aids and assistive devices, including the cost shall be displayed in the centre. The list of assistive devices should also include learning kits, aids related to mobility and communication etc. The cost of any new aids or assistive devices added to the centre (even if it has been imported) will be reimbursed to the centre as per the financial limit determined by the National Trust.

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Source: The National Trust


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