QUEZON CITY, (PIA) – To ensure accessibility of services and protection of rights to persons with disabilities (PWDs), the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) inaugurated the Disability Resource and Development Center (DRDC) in Quezon City through a simple ceremonial event on November 17.
The ceremonial event was led by Executive Director Engr. Emerito Rojas and were also attended by stakeholders from different government agencies.
Being the first facility of its kind, the DRDC serves as a model facility in promoting accessibility for local government units (LGUs) to achieve sustainable development goals by providing sustainable, safe, and resilient spaces, particularly for PWDs.
“The DRDC is envisioned to model for the creation of an inclusive physical environment, policies, and programs for their constituents with disabilities which should be replicated in their local government unit,” the NCDA said.
As the national coordinating agency on disability affairs, the NCDA, in partnership with its member national agencies, shall work together in enhancing access of persons with disabilities to health and rehabilitation services.
The facilities of DRDC include accessibility on parking space or ramps from the ground floor to the rooftop, e-Library, computer center, training center, rehabilitation device center, and dormitories.
Through this model hub, services such as capacity building services, resource augmentation, research and transfer of technological development will be provided to LGUs.
The disability affairs will continue to mainstream inclusive development towards PWDs. (MCG/PIA-IDPD)