Disability March described as a major success

The Disability Awareness March which was held in recognition of World Disability Day, is being described as a major success.

Each year, the National Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre for persons with Disability (NVRCD) in Antigua and Barbuda joins with those around the world to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health and the Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, various non-governmental organizations and those schools catering to persons with disabilities have planned a series of activities to commemorate the day.

Secretary at the National Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre for disabilities Valarie London Davis described the March which was held on Sunday, as a major success stating that the response was quite positive.

She said that the March was an avenue to raise awareness on the challenges faced by persons with disability.

Davis, who has been a right leg amputee since the age of five, said the chief issue affecting person’s with disabilities continue to be inaccessible buildings.

She called for more to be done to address this issue.

The Disability Week of Activities continue with a Movie day at Caribbean Cinemas today Wednesday and a Field trip to Clarence House on Thursday.

News Reporter

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