National Commission on Disability
Motto: Working towards the fulfilment of the rights of persons living with disabilities.
National Commission on Disability is a semi governmental organization that works towards protecting the rights of people with disabilities. The Persons with Disabilities Act 2010 identifies the National Commission on Disability as the focal point on disability in Guyana.
To influence policy changes and enforcement of laws that protect the rights of persons with disabilities.
The main functions of the National Commission on Disability are:
- To serve as the national focal point on matters relating to persons living with disabilities.
- To facilitate the development of policy to improve the lives of people living with disabilities.
- To promote the rights of persons with disabilities.
- To develop and implement programmes to ensure the equalization of opportunities for persons living with disabilities.
- To advise government on all issues relating to persons living with disabilities.
Services provided by National Commission on Disability
- Provides general information on persons with disabilities and services available in Guyana.
- Operates a Resource Centre open to members of the public providing computer and internet facilities, with audio software, library and photocopying.
- Facilitates registration of all persons with a permanent disability.
- Provides information on and referrals to service providers for further assistance.
- Conducts outreach to provide sensitization workshops on contents of disability rights legislation with relevant groups.
- Provides advice and guidance on making businesses and buildings accessible.
National Commission on Disability is located at 49 Croal Street, Georgetown. Tel. No. 226 4566 or 225 0980. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org