The objectives of the Authority of People with Disability, through various activities and work, are based on achieving sustainable development. This arises from its vision of "achieving a decent life for people with disability and enabling them to participate comprehensively and effectively in society". The APD is working towards implementing sustainable development in its comprehensive concept through conducting well-studied action plans that allow the APD to benefit from all the possible resources and make them available for people with disability. The APD also considers the economic, social and humanitarian dimensions of all the work implemented. Among the main objectives of the Authority of People with Disability is establishing and building the APD according to best practices, and in a manner that ensures the efficiency and sustainability of work. This can be achieved through the development of policies and procedures based on participation, comprehensiveness, empowerment, initiative, learning, and innovation
| APD Projects and Initiatives
||Their Role in Achieving Sustainable Development|
|National Disability Registry||This project aims to build a unified system for the National Disability Registry which will enable the Authority of People with Disability to collect all information about people with disabilities and their families. This includes personal, social, health, educational, and work information etc. The project also aims to achieve the project objectives to be a comprehensive reference for all parties that provide their services under the supervision of APD. National Disability Registry|
|Shadow Assistant for people with disability||This program will provide supportive assistants for people with disability in their work environments to help them with functional, social and communication skills within work environments. Moreover, quality assurance, follow-up and commitment of the employee and his family. The program will also provide a unified work model for the shadow assistant as a form of flexible work in order to achieve the strategic objectives.
|Development and sustainability of services provided to people with disability program||This program aims to identify, promote and organize the services that government entities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must provide to all people with disability within a comprehensive framework that supports the desired goals and clarifies the chain of operations, service delivery channels, and the roles & responsibilities of the entities concerned with providing organized services, according to international best practices.
|Establishing a general training unit for the affairs of people with disability||This project aims to develop a training unit that allows training persons with disabilities who were never been employed before using the latest interactive technologies (virtual reality).|
|Identification and classification of students with disabilities||It aims to design a framework for identifying students with disabilities and classifying them according to their disability type in order to design specific requirements for their inclusion in general, higher and vocational education after conducting a study to assess the current situation and global standard comparisons. It also aims to design, publish and analyze local survey studies concerning people with disabilities, which are considered basic references and baselines for examining awareness in the educational system. That will contribute to knowing the level of awareness among education cadres. Moreover, preparing a standard framework for identifying and classifying students with disabilities in general, higher, and vocational education.
Foundations of Sustainable Development and its Components:
Sustainable development depends on achieving 3 basic components as follows: environment, society, and governance. Each component is a fundamental human right.
Preserving the environment by relying on technology in carrying out internal transactions and providing services electronically to the beneficiary wherever they are.
Working on social business development is a major goal for the Authority of People with
Disability. APD’s plans and future strategies are based on the full and well-studied
transformation of its business models and units in order to be a reference in social development.
Since APD is responsible for people with disability, its plans focus on facilitating services,
facilities and procedures to ensure their integration into society.
Develop APD’s work electronically to display legislation, policies and statistics of people with
disability and update it continuously. Development of systems to limit services provided to
people with disability in one place in order to make it easier for them to identify their rights. The
reason for focusing on the transformation of electronic services is to ensure that these services
are accessible from anywhere as well as to ensure continuous updating and development in the
General Principles of the Sustainable Development Strategy in APD:
The quality of services provided to people with disability.
• Continuing to enhance cooperation among government entities to facilitate procedures.
• Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of government entities and improving the quality of services provided for people with disability.
• Harnessing e-government to serve people with disability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• Quick delivery and saving time through harnessing technology tools at work and improving services.
• Achieving the principle of electronic transformation to transform transactions from paper- based to electronic-based in order to preserve the environment and reduce the consumption of natural resources.
APD adopted the concept of sustainable development based on the following:
Balancing between needs and available resources.
• Develop detailed and comprehensive action plans, providing alternative solutions and precautionary measures, as well as setting applicable goals.
The contribution of electronic services to achieving sustainable development goals:
• Improving government services by applying best international practices and focusing on spreading a culture of distinguished service.
• Launching a program to create a unified window for services through the National Registry project.