Vision & Mission

VISION
The Malaysian Information Network on Disabilities (MIND) is established to enable Malaysians with disabilities and their families enhance their quality of life through having access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related to healthcare, rehabilitation, education, employment, adaptive technologies and equipment, transportation, barrier-free environment, government and non-government assistance, etc., and to contribute to ICT advancement.

 

MISSION

To promote, participate in and monitor the implementation of the state-of-the-art ICT relevant to persons with disabilities (PWD) in Malaysia.

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. Availability - to promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) amongst PWD for networking within the Malaysian community and beyond.
  2. Accessibility - to facilitate access to health-care, rehabilitation, education, vocational and social services relevant to the needs of PWD and their families.
  3. Awareness - to make society at large aware of the existence of PWD amidst them,  who deserve to lead a quality life like everyone else, through ICT.
  4. Acceptability - to change perceptions and attitudes of members of society on PWD towards acceptance that they are potentially useful members of society, given the opportunity to do so, particularly through ICT.
  5. Adequacy - to identify relevant international websites suitable for PWD and "glocalise" them to enhance the quality of life of Malaysians with disabilities and their families.

 

PROJECT GOALS

  1. To promote community involvement in enhancing the quality of life for PWD and their families through ICT.
  2. To support and sustain efforts by MIND to establish a sound computing network system for PWD and their families.
  3. To increase knowledge on ICT for PWD and their families as well as health-care, rehabilitation and social-care providers.
  4. To facilitate informational access to health-care, rehabilitation, education, vocational and social services for PWD-related care services.
  5. To promote linguistic proficiency in English Language so that PWD and their care-providers can effectively access MIND and its linkages which are in English.

 

STRATEGIES

  1. To make life for PWD as comfortable and joyful as possible through the influence of information on relevant authorities e.g. to make public transportation accessible to everyone, regardless of disability.
  2. To promote MIND activities in the community-based-rehabilitation (CBR) projects.
  3. To solicit volunteers of diverse background to join the MIND team in developing and sustaining the BAKTI-MIND Project.
  4. To sustain the efficient management of MIND which will continue to be relevant to the needs of PWD and their families as well as providers of health-care, rehabilitation, education, vocational, and social-care services.