Overview of Our work
The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) has conducted a number of successful campaigns and has made significant achievements in improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
Among the more well-known and most successful on going ventures are:
The issuing of Disabled Parking permits. This has been ongoing since 2002 with the support of the relevant government ministry. Legislation is pending.
The acquisition of two specially adapted buses (one for the school was replaced after 6 years) which greatly enhance the transportation service for children with disabilities and others.
The introduction of Blind Cricket which continues to make a significant impact on the lives of persons with disabilities
Heightening awareness of all school aged children to the rights, needs and abilities of persons with disabilities through the introduction of “DAD” (Disability Awareness Day) celebrated annually in March.
“FAB” (Fully Accessible Barbados) programme which aims to create a barrier free environment in Barbados.
Sexual Reproduction Health Program for Persons with Disabilities – Collaborating Partner – United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA
We have also published several pamphlets on a variety of subjects as well as a Directory of Services and a Handbook for Politicians to facilitate their interaction with their constituents with disabilities.
In addition the Council provides a range of services to its affiliate’s members as well as the public which can be booked via this site or by contacting the councils’ admin staff.