Remote assessments to be used in grading, registration for PWDs

Remote assessments and use of digital technologies are discussed online on 23 September. Photo : MNA

Since 2018, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, in cooperation with UNICEF (Myanmar) and Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities, has carried out a project for disability grading and registration for the disabled in Hlinethaya Township in Yangon Region, Nyaunglebin Township in Bago Region, Hpa-an and Kya-in-Seikkyi townships in Kayin State.
To continue the project during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project officials need to undertake remote assessments and use of digital technologies, so the department yesterday organized a coordination meeting about the plan for registration and disability grading for the disabled by undertaking remote assessments and digital technology. At the meeting, the Department of Rehabilitation Director-General U Win Naing Tun delivered an opening speech.
The participants discussed the roles of organizations in implementation of remote assessments and digitalization, the roles of Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities, pros and cons of using technology, necessary arrangements, funding, and other related matters.
The initial plans for disability grading and registration for the disabled has been postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic. But from September to December this year, the project will continue by using remote assessments and digital technology.
The meeting was attended by officials from Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF (Myanmar), Myanmar Autism Association, Myanmar Down Syndrome Association, Myanmar Deaf Community Development Association, Eden Centre for the Disabled, Shwe Minn Tha Foundation, Myanmar Christian Fellowship of the Blinds, and Myanmar Independent Living Initiative.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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