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1 Development of Assistive Technology and Services system in Taiwan
Jeremy Shen :Director of Information Center Jingin Yan :Section Chief of Department of Social Affairs Ministry of the Interior, Taipei, ROC 2011/09/08

2 Presentation Overview
Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

3 2011/09/08 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled
Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

4 Assistive Technology Provides Comprehensive Services
Employment Healthcare Education Daily life AT AT improve the living of all age groups 2011/09/08

5 An integrated AT service system with enhanced accessibility & quality
Employment disabled elderly Daily life job accommodation & AT services for the disabled Workers Injured At Work Accident AT Healthcare Education Pre-k K-12 College Patients in rehab

6 Assistive Technology Three key elements for development & management
Assistive products AT service professionals AT service centers 2011/09/08

7 2011/09/08 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled
Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

8 Achievements over past decade in Taiwan
Integration of nationwide AT information Integration of nationwide AT promotion, training & policy Integration of nationwide AT services delivery system 2011/09/08

9 Central Government Integration
Ministry of the Interior Ministry of Education Department of Health Council of Labor Affairs National Science Council Ministry of Economic Affairs Ministry of Transportation &Communication 2011/09/08

10 3 National-class assistive device resource promotion centers
Vertical Integration from Individuals, Local Governments, to Central Government 3 National-class assistive device resource promotion centers Center for Assistive Technology Resources and Popularization Communication and Information Assistive Technology Resources Promotion Center Orthotic Prosthetic and Mobility Assistive Technology Resource Promotion Center 26 assistive technology resource centers of local governments In 2002, our Ministry has launched a campaign on setting up assistive device resource centers in all city/county governments End users of AT resources Center for Assistive Technology Resources and Popularization “Communication and Information Assistive Technology Resources Promotion Center", and "Orthotic Prosthetic and Mobility Assistive Technology Resource Promotion Center” 2011/09/08

11 End users of AT resources
Facilitation and integration of AT resources from central and local governments National AT centers Ministry of Interior Ministry of Education Department of Health Council of Labor Affairs National Science Council Ministry of Economic Affairs Ministry of Transportation & Communications Local AT centers End users of AT resources 2011/09/08

12 Distribution Chart of Assistive Device Centers
3 National AT centers 26 Local AT centers 2011/09/08

13 Resource Portal of Assistive Technology (http://repat. moi. gov
Resource Portal of Assistive Technology (http://repat.moi.gov.tw ) launched in Oct. 2006 Official website (nationwide AT resource platform) for user & provider Visitor count: 233,733,248 (Jan Dec. 2010) 2011/09/08 13

14 CNS 15390 Assistive products for the disabled - classification and terminology
Assistive products for personal medical treatment Assistive products for training in skills Orthoses and prostheses Assistive products for personal care and protection Assistive products for personal mobility Assistive products for housekeeping Furnishings and adaptations to homes & other premises Assistive products for communication and information Assistive products for handling objects and devices Assistive products for environmental improvement, tools and machines Assistive products for recreation 2011/09/08

15 AT product showroom 15

16 (training and promotion)
AT product showroom (training and promotion) Digital surveillance system 16 2011/09/08

17 2011/09/08 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled
Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

18 Main Development Focus during 2006-2010 in Taiwan
Tips for self-maintaining assistive devices 2007 Assistive products for personal care & protection 2008 Assistive products for housekeeping 2009 Assistive products of sitting furniture 2010 “Universal design” of public buildings Tips for self-maintaining assistive devices 2011/09/08

19 Flyer (accessible online)-2006
Tips for self-maintaining assistive devices Manual wheelchair Powered wheelchair Lower limb prostheses and orthoses Cane, crutches, walker Wheelchair seat cushion Pressure relief mattress 2011/09/08

20 Flyer (accessible online)-2007
Assistive products for personal care & protection Assistive products for using the toilet Assistive products for washing, bathing & showering Teeth, hair, facial, nail cleaning & care Clothes alterations for elders and disabled 2011/09/08

21 Flyer (accessible online)-2008
Assistive products for housekeeping Assistive products for eating & drinking Assistive products for preparing food & drink Assistive products for dishwashing Assistive products for house-cleaning Assistive products for making & maintaining textiles 2011/09/08

22 Flyer (accessible online)-2009
Assistive products of sit furniture For infants - outdoors For infants & toddlers - indoors For school children In the office For elders 2011/09/08

23 Flyer (accessible online)-2010
“Universal design” of public buildings Space, pathway & horizontal accessibility Vertical accessibility Barrier-free: restroom Adaptations to current houses Design for new houses 2011/09/08

24 2011/09/08 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled
Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

25 Assistive device subsidy system and measures
People-oriented to provide services Various subsidy levels based on total family income of the disabled Subsidy for ICT-based assistive devices in according to technology and trend 2011/09/08

26 Procedures regarding Subsidies and Services to the needs of Assistive Devices for the disabled
Seek information from Resource portal of assistive technology Get consultation and needs assessment from local assistive technology resource centers Apply and get subsidies and services from local government 2011/09/08

27 Government Subsidies on assistive devices for the disabled in Taiwan
Eligibility Based on the needs assessment for persons with disabilities Items of subsidy table Totally 85 items currently Highest subsidy An “Assistive Device Subsidy Table for the Disabled” is developed based on the market price and opinions from AT experts Levels of subsidy Different levels of subsidy based on family incomes 輔具補助制度與實施 補助資格:取得身心障礙手冊者。 補助項目:生活輔具、醫療復健輔具共85項。 補助額度:依輔具價格,最高為人工電子耳60 萬元(約14,285歐元),最低為飲 食類輔具250元(約6歐元)。 補助分級:低收入戶及非低收入戶兩級,部分 項目不分級。 27 2011/09/08

28 Subsidies to the purchase of assistive devices
1999, "Terms of Medical Aids for the Physical and Mental Disabled and Subsidies for Purchase of Assistive Devices” and "Assistive Device Subsidy Table for the Disabled" 2011, the total subsidies of assistive devices issued by local governments amounted to over EUR$8,077,500 and 36,995 beneficiaries provided subsidies to braille touch screens for the disabled, computer interfaced software, blow/suck mouth-controlled mouse, video conferencing systems, communication boards and other IT-related assistive devices. Future Works:continue to examine and adjust the subsidy table according to the actual needs of the disabled through the ongoing review of the practice of the table 2011/09/08

29 Amount of subsidies on assistive devices for the disabled over past 5 years
2006 :12,493歐元,50817人次 2007:12,840歐元,53243人次 2008:12,833歐元,55425人次 2009:14,518歐元,64138人次 2010:15,785歐元,70873人次 29 2011/09/08

30 Assistive Device Subsidy Policy
IT Assistive Device Subsidies Future items Braille Display €2,380 special output software €238 Sip & Puff Mouth-Controlled Mouse €357 video-conference system €119 Communication board mobile video phone €95 Wireless Head-Controlled Mouse €286 Eye tracking mouse €2381 Global Positioning System €238 項目名稱 補助金額(歐元) 補助對象與相關規定 點字觸摸顯示器 約2,380 一、六歲以上視障者或具視障之多重障礙者。 二、已具備個人電腦基本配備(如電腦主機、螢幕、鍵盤)或電視。 三、點字觸摸顯示器及擴視機二者間僅能擇一項申請補助,其中擴視機桌上型及可攜式僅能擇一項申請補助。 電腦介面軟體 約238 吹吸口控滑鼠 約357 視訊會議系統 約119 溝通板 點字觸摸顯示器- Braille Display 影像行動電話機-mobile video phone 電腦介面軟體-special output software 吹吸口控滑鼠-Sip & Puff Mouth-Controlled Mouse 頭控滑鼠- Wireless Head-Controlled Mouse 視訊會議系統- video-conference system 眼控滑鼠- Eye tracking mouse 溝通板-Communication board 衛星定位器-Global Positioning System 2011/09/08

31 New development of subsidies on assistive devices for the disabled from government in 2011
More items for subsidies Highest levels of subsidy items are increased Subsidy amount is in line with the market price Clear description on specifications of each item Needs assessment of AT is reinforced More AT service centers National standards are followed by medical devices Quality responsibilities of AT suppliers are reinforced 1.增加補助項目 2.調整補助金額 3.實施產品分級 4.詳訂輔具規格 5.進行輔具需求評估 6.增加評估據點 7.醫療器材部分明訂應經醫材查驗合格 8.賦予輔具供應商保固責任 2011/09/08

32 2011/09/08 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabled
Achievements of AT over past decade Roadmap of AT 2006~2010 Assistive device subsidy system and measures Conclusions 2011/09/08

33 Conclusions Through more effort from all corners and with the help of AT, the rights of the disabled is well protected. Our ministry will continue to work out on a reasonable and efficient supply and demand AT system to benefit the disabled. Assistive device products classification Modification of the subsidy table Review items for subsidy 2011/09/08

34 Thanks for your attention!
臺灣是一個小小地方 但是對於失能者可以提供的輔助服務不斷在進步,歡迎來訪,必定不會讓你失望 2011/09/08


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