It has been identified that there are 7,94,834 persons having 22 different types of disabilities as per the 2015 Disability survey conducted in Kerala, in which majority of them are suffering financially. Due to mobility impairment the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) encounter many barriers to education, while travelling, earning job, etc.
Social Justice Department has initiated a new scheme which provides assistive devices to differently abled persons for improving their quality of life in terms of mobility, communication and for performing their daily activities. There are a wide range of assistive devices available to meet the needs of person with disabilities like Joy stick operated Wheel chair, Smart Phone with screen Reader, Daisy Player, CP Wheel Chair, Talking Calculator, etc. By use of these Aids & assistive devices, people with disabilities become independent and their participation in the society increases.
Disabled persons with 40% or more disability are eligible to apply
Combined annual family income should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-
Those PWDs who have already received assistive devices from Agencies/ Non-Governmental organizations/Government organizations are not eligible to apply.
The Medical Board should certify that the applicant is capable to use the assistive device.
The District Social Justice Officers must invite applications through Newspaper advertisements as well as through Anganwadi centres and the applications thus received will be scrutinized by Child Development Project Officers. The eligible beneficiaries will be provided with the assistive devices purchased through open tender/ or from accredited agencies.