Programmes and Activities
01. Accessible Information and Resource Sharing and Networking:
Mass People (Around 30,000 People)
CSID initiated the Internet based Disability Information Dissemination Network since 1999. Later the activities have been expanded from only disseminating information to creating access of Persons with Disabilities into main stream ICT. The focus of the program now is socio-economic development of persons with disabilities through creating access and using ICT. As yet over 5000 subscribers enlisted with the Network form all over the Globe. This network (e-mail format and website) is accessible for all. CSID also operating a Disability Resource Centre where thousands of different printed, audio-visual and Braille resource materials are available. Students, Academicians, Researchers, Professionals, Service Providers and Persons with Disabilities are visiting and using the resource centre free of cost. An accessible Cyber Café also has been established at the resource centre, where any persons with disabilities including blind persons can use internet free of cost.
University students using the Resource Centre
In Dhaka CSID is implementing 1 mentioned below project in this connection:
i) Accessible Internet-based Disability Information Dissemination Network (DID-N) and Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
Supported by: CSID
Major Objective: To improve Internet based DID Network in terms of its design, content,
diversification of information, accessibility features, interactive features and coverage etc. and
developed as more user friendly.
03. Community-Based Support Services:
a) Physical Rehabilitation
Coverage: Around 6000 children and adult with disabilities
Through conducting individual assessment we provide Therapy, Surgery and Aids & Appliances support to increase mobility, functional ability and communication skills so that the children can be independent and participate in education and other activities. In Sylhet and Keranigonj CSID implementing 3 projects in this connection:
i.) Improving education and health for deaf blind people in Bangladesh
Funded by: Sense International
The broad objective is to improve the lives of deaf blind children and include into the mainstream schools.
Accessibility in school Assistive Device
Assessment ADL training
ii) Promoting Rights and Dignity of Children with disabilities project in Sylhet City
Funded by: Manusher Jonno Foundation
Broad objective: To ensure Equal Rights and opportunities of
Children with Disabilities in Sylhet City”.
Project Location: Sylhet
Capacity Building Training Awareness meeting
Human Chain against violence Meeting with local government
iii. “COVID-19 Family Care Response” Project.
Supported by: Family for Every Child
The overall objective of the project is to provide food and psychosocial support to the children with disabilities in this COVID 19 situation.
Project Location: Dhaka
Coverage: Around 7000 children with disabilities
After taking care of increasing mobility, functional and communication ability and independency we try to bring them in education. There are huge and diverse barriers and challenges to include disabled children of marginalized families in education. We follow a comprehensive and diversified approach, which has been described in the photographs below:
Operating Inclusive Pre-School & extra curricular activities
Inclusion into mainstream schools
i.“Promotion of Socio Emotional Learning and Resilience Building for Inclusive Education” Project.
The overall objective is: By the end of 2024 Children with and without disabilities have equal access, actively participating and flourished with highest potentials in the inclusive learning environment..
Project Location: Greater Mirpur, Dhaka