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Proud day as first disability register launched

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Officials in the disabilities sphere, including people living with disability, hail the unveiling of the new register (Photograph supplied)

A landmark for a more inclusive Bermuda has been welcomed in a ceremony from the steps of City Hall in Hamilton.

Bermuda’s first National Disability Register is now a reality, Tinée Furbert announced.

The youth, social development and seniors minister said it was a 2020 Throne Speech pledge delivered at last — allowing the ministry to keep a central disabilities database.

The up-to-date data on people with disabilities will help officials to identify gaps in services.

Ms Furbert added: “The in-depth data will guide policy in healthcare, education and accessibility initiatives, to facilitate targeted support and deliver appropriate resources to advance inclusivity in Bermuda.”

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Published April 25, 2024 at 7:40 am (Updated April 26, 2024 at 5:39 pm)

Proud day as first disability register launched

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