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ICACBR

Canada-Thailand Collaboration in Technologies for Persons with Disabilities - Phase II


Project Information

Name:

Canada-Thailand Collaboration in Technologies for Persons with Disabilities - Phase II

Donors:

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Budget:

$99,000 CAD

Duration:

January 2000 - December 2002

Primary Site:

Bangkok

Thailand

Beneficiaries:

Persons with disabilities, their families, and their communities.


Overview

In Thailand, there are approximately 1.057 million people with disabilities (1.8% of the population). Of these, only 3-5% receive proper education. In 1991 the government passed the Rehabilitation Act in order to extend the opportunities for persons with disabilities to receive an education and work so that they may live a normal life. Many activities have begun in order to see the Rehabilitation Act become a reality.

In 1998, ICACBR, and Thailand partners the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC), and Rathchasuda College entered into an agreement to enhance the understanding and use of technology for persons with disabilities in Thailand. The initial project's completion resulted in a plan for a second phase to advance the use of technology for persons with disabilities in Thailand. In 2000, the three original partners added the Special Education Program at Rajbhat. Phase II of the Canada-Thailand partnership is underway with a proposed completion date of December 2002.

  Full Project Details - Canada Thailand Collaboration.pdf

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