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Basic Programme for Persons with Disabilities



December 2002

Cabinet Office
Japan


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Foreword

I. Basic Policy

(Concept)
(Cross-cutting perspective)

  1. Promotion of a barrier-free society
  2. User-oriented support
  3. Development of measures in accordance with diversity of disabilities
  4. Promotion of comprehensive and effective measures
    (1) Close cooperation among administrative organizations
    (2) Promotion of measures from a broad and perspective point of view
    (3) Reconsideration of system for the measures

II.Priority measures

  1. Promotion of activities and participation of persons with disabilities
    (1) Prevention of disease and accident, and treatment and medical rehabilitation
    (2) Research and development of welfare equipment and promotion of universal design
    (3) Managing the IT revolution
  2. Establishment of community bases for activities and participation of persons with disabilities
    (1) Establishment of community bases for independent life
    (2) Establishment of community bases for economic independence
  3. Comprehensive approach to measures for persons with mental disabilities
  4. Enhancement of cooperation in the Asian and Pacific Region

III. Basic directions of sector-by-sector measures

  1. Promotion of public awareness
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Promotion of public awareness
      2) Promotion of welfare education
      3) Promotion of service providers' understanding of persons with disabilities
      4) Promotion of voluntary activities
  2. Livelihood support
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Establishment of system for supporting user-oriented livelihood
      2) Enhancement of in-home care services
      3) Support for economic independence
      4) Restructuring of institutional services
      5) Promotion of sports, cultural, and artistic activities
      6) Research, development and dissemination of welfare equipment, and support for utilization
      7) Improvement of quality of services
      8) Training and securing of specialists
  3. Living environments
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Promotion of accessible homes and buildings
      2) Promotion of accessible public transportation system and walking space
      3) Securing traffic safety
      4) Promotion of disaster prevention and anticrime measures
  4. Education and training
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
     1) Development of consistent consultation system
      2) Enhancement and diversification of functions of specialized organizations
      3) High-quality education and research
      4) Promotion of social and occupational independence
      5) Promotion of accessible facilities
  5. Employment and work
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Broadening workplace for persons with disabilities
      2) Promotion of comprehensive measures for support
  6. Health and medical treatment
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Prevention and treatment of diseases that would cause disabilities
      2) Enhancement of appropriate health care and medical treatment for disabilities
      3) Promotion of health and medical measures for persons with mental disabilities
      4) Promotion of research and development
      5) Training and securing specialists
  7. Information and communication
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Promotion of accessible information
      2) Development and dissemination of telecommunication system for supporting persons with disabilities for their participation in the society
      3) Enhancement of providing information
      4) Enhancement of communication system for support
  8. International cooperation
    (1) Basic policy
    (2) Basic directions of measures
      1) Promotion of international cooperation
      2) Participation in the international initiatives concerning issues of persons with disabilities
      3) Provision and collection of information
      4) Support for international exchange of persons with disabilities

IV.System for Promoting the Programme

  1. Plan for Implementation of Priority Measures
  2. Ensuring cooperation and collaboration
  3. Evaluation and management of the Programme
  4. Development of necessary legislation
  5. Research and development and provision of information

Glossary (note)

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