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1 Jeremy Shen : Director of Information Center Jingin Yan : Section Chief of Department of Social Affairs Ministry of the Interior, Taipei, ROC 2011/09/08 1

2 Presentation Overview 2011/09/08 2 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

3 2011/09/08 3 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

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

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

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

7 2011/09/08 7 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

8 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

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 9

10 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 2011/09/08 10

11 Facilitation and integration of AT resources from central and local governments 2011/09/08 11 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 National AT centers

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

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

14 CNS Assistive products for the disabled - classification and terminology 2011/09/ Assistive products for personal medical treatment 2.Assistive products for training in skills 3.Orthoses and prostheses 4.Assistive products for personal care and protection 5.Assistive products for personal mobility 6.Assistive products for housekeeping 7.Furnishings and adaptations to homes & other premises 8.Assistive products for communication and information 9.Assistive products for handling objects and devices 10.Assistive products for environmental improvement, tools and machines 11.Assistive products for recreation

15 15 AT product showroom

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

17 2011/09/08 17 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

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

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

20  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 20 Assistive products for personal care & protection Flyer (accessible online)-2007

21  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 21 Assistive products for housekeeping Flyer (accessible online)-2008

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

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

24 2011/09/08 24 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

25 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

26 Procedures regarding Subsidies and Services to the needs of Assistive Devices for the disabled 2011/09/08 26 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

27 27 Government Subsidies on assistive devices for the disabled in Taiwan Based on the needs assessment for persons with disabilities Eligibility Totally 85 items currently Items of subsidy table An “Assistive Device Subsidy Table for the Disabled” is developed based on the market price and opinions from AT experts Highest subsidy Different levels of subsidy based on family incomes Levels of subsidy 2011/09/08 27

28 Subsidies to the purchase of assistive devices 2011/09/ , "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 Subsidies

29 29 Amount of subsidies on assistive devices for the disabled over past 5 years 2011/09/08 29

30 Assistive Device Subsidy Policy IT Assistive Device Subsidies Braille Display €2,380 special output software €238 Sip & Puff Mouth- Controlled Mouse €357 video-conference system €119 Communication board €238 mobile video phone €95 Wireless Head- Controlled Mouse €286 Eye tracking mouse €2381 Global Positioning System €238 Future items 2011/09/08 30

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 increasedSubsidy amount is in line with the market priceClear 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 2011/09/08 31

32 2011/09/08 32 Benefits of AT for the lives of the disabledAchievements of AT over past decadeRoadmap of AT 2006~2010Assistive device subsidy system and measuresConclusions

33 2011/09/08 33  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 Conclusions

34 2011/09/08 34 Thanks for your attention!


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