Welcome to ''Disability info South Africa." This site is been developed as a free service for persons with disabilities, who are looking for information that can help them. We provide information for and about disabilities that fall under the 4 main Disability groups in South Africa, which include people with:
- Mobility Impairments
- Hearing Impairments,
- Visual Impairments
- Intellectual Impairments
Individuals who fall under either of these 4 disability groups have a different set of emotional, physical & financial needs, which they have to deal with on a daily basis. This site will try to address some of these needs by covering a number of topics, including:
- Assitive Devices
- Sports & Hobbies
- Government Grants
- Accessible Features
- Self Help & Assistive Living Centres
- Transport Services
We not only supply information about these topics & others, but we have also included a search facility, so that you can find service providers, support organizations & suppliers of disability products, in different provinces & cities in South Africa.
The contact details of these companies are listed with a link to their web site or contact details. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can contact Alan Downey on the contact details provided and we will point you in the right direction.
This service and the information is listed on this Web Site free of charge, but your company, sports club or organization can support us if you advertise with us or make a donation.
We are not a registered organization but do need and welcome any assistance that we can get, so that we can continue to offer this service free of charge and to develop & maintain this site.
Continue reading below to find out more About Us and how you can support us.
Find out more about persons with disability in South Africa: Government stats & profile of persons with disabilities in South Africa
"Disability info South Africa" is a web site and support service, which is run by Alan Downey, for persons with disability in South Africa. Alan Downey, is a C5 Quadriplegic & has been, since he had a diving accident in 1994. He has been working on this project since 2015.
"Over the last 23 years, I have come to realize that although living with a disability is difficult, it can be made easier if you have access to information and support structures, which can assist you. With this in mind, I decided to research and develop a web site that could help others in a similar situation to myself."
In 2016, "Disability info South Africa" officially went live, we hoped to create a helpful tool that can assist and make a difference in the lives of all persons with disabilities in South Africa. In April 2017, we officially launched this site, since then, it has changed & evolved and has exceeded all expectations. Thanks to the support of a number of companies, this service has already helped many people in a variety of different areas of disability in South South Africa. In the future, through the support of more companies & organizations, we hope to reach and help even more persons with disability.
How Can I Help?
This project is a huge undertaking, which requires a lot of information & takes time & money to develop it. Any help will be appreciated & greatly assist in the success of this Web Site, which could then make a difference in the life of persons or families living with disabilities.
There is 3 ways that you can help:
Besides the web site, we also run a very active Facebook Page, which is linked to our web site. Through this Facebook Page, we not only promote the companies that have supported us, but also highlight individuals accomplishments and organizations that offer services to assist persons with disabilities. Visit our Facebook Page at: Disability Info South Africa Facebook Page