NCDA BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 4 S/2021
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE PROVISION OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES
WHEREAS, for many persons with disabilities, assistive devices and technologies are essential to realizing their full rights and equal participation in the community and the larger society. Assistive devices and technology reduce the impact of impairment on functioning and improve quality of life of many persons with disabilities. Assistive devices and technology allows for increased personal mobility, independence and self-care as well as facilitate participation in activities related to education, social and community life, culture, leisure, recreation, spiritual life, livelihood, employment and sports.
WHEREAS, these guidelines aim to guide government stakeholder in the provision of assistive device and technology services for children, youth, women, men and elderly persons with disabilities, especially the poor and those living in rural areas. The principles and standards, procedures and examples are intended to advance government programs and activities related to the provision of assistive devices and technology for persons with disabilities.
WHEREAS, the Sub-Committee on Auxiliary Social Services developed the Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Devices and Technology Services in the Philippines. These guidelines shall provide standards for all government entities providing assistive devices and technology in light of ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities.
NOW THEREFORE, RESOLVED, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, the Board approves the Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Devices and Technology Services in the Philippines.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the appropriate government agency be requested to disseminate the Guidelines for the Information and adoption of the local government units.
Approved this 14th of December 2021 during the NCDA Online Board Meeting held via zoom.
RHEA B. PENAFLOR
Assistant Secretary, DSWD
Alternate Chairperson, NCDA
DR. BEVERLY LORRAINE C. HO ATTY. MA. KARINA PERIDA-TRAYVILLA
Director IV Director, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns
Department of Health Department of Labor and Employment
ATTY. TONISITO M.C. UMALI, Esq. ROOSQUE B. CALACAT
Undersecretary Assistant Secretary
Department of Education Department of the Interior and
AMEENAH A. FAJARDO ATTY. JOHNSON V. DOMINGO
Undersecretary, Special Concerns Project Director
Department of Trade and Industry Department of Public Works and Highways
ATTY. ARTEMIO U. TUAZON, JR. KIRA CHRISTIANNE D. AZUCENA
Chief of Staff Assistant Secretary, UNIO
Department of Transportation Department of Foreign Affairs
ATTY. MA. NERISSA CARPIO RAMON L. CUALOPING III
Assistant Secretary Director-General
Department of Justice Philippine Information Agency
GABRIEL LUIS R. QUISUMBING ARNOLD (ALI) ATIENZA
Deputy Director General Undersecretary
Technical Education and Skills Development Department of Information and
Authority Communications Technology
JAMES G. INFIESTO ENRIQUE A. AMPO
Association of Differently Abled Persons, Inc. Executive Director
HACI D Oro, Inc.
FREDERICK L. CASTRO
Sector of Persons with Disabilities