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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Date:  1/21/2011 
Initiatives to support the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago include:

-Access to Social Protection and Financial Assistance

*Provision of textbooks and reading material in braille and large print
*Provision of braille for students with visual impairment
*Commenced the recruitment process to employ additional interpreters in
schools to facilitate hearing impaired students
*Approximately 70 schools (both primary and secondary) have been modified to
accommodate students with disabilities

-Access to Health
*First year and second year students at primary schools are screened for hearing
impairment and corrective action taken
*Medication and testing equipment are provided to persons with disabilities through
the CDAP4 programme

-Access to Built Physical Infrastructure
*Several Government offices (Ministry of the Attorney General, Social Welfare
Offices of the Ministry of the People and Social Development and the Industrial
Court) have provided physical access to their offices.
*The Ministry of Works and Transport has begun to modify sidewalks in rural districts.

-Access to Transportation

-Access to Employment

-Access to Sport, Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality
Paragraphs: 40 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

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