Mukul Wasnik to inaugurate 'Sambhav' tomorrow

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New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik will inaugurate 'Sambhav', the National Resource Centre on Disability, in the national capital on Thursday.

Being set up by the National Trust (a statutory body of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) in partnership with its State Nodal Agency - Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (AADI) and Sarthak, this Center will demonstrate assistive devices and technology for the persons with disabilities (PWDs).

his unique center will provide the facilities for demonstrations and practical use of the displayed items by persons with disabilities.

It will help them in getting acquainted with the devices and taking decisions for buying the particular device. The center will offer information about the price, availability and usage of devices.

National Trust's objective of setting up the National Resource Center is to provide information and knowledge, about assistive technology, for different life roles, at one place.

Assistive technology includes aids, adaptations, assistive devices, software's, appliances and best practices in the country for persons with different disabilities.

Some of the different areas of life for which the assistive technology products are displayed, are communication (enhancing listening, understanding and alternative modes of communications); learning (play, concept teaching and self learning); movement (transfers, supported walking, alternative methods of mobility, and outdoor traveling); and just doing things (for well being, safety, eating, drinking self care, home chores, work and managing money) being a few specified ones. (ANI)

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