Disabled Persons Act
- Commenced on 26 June 1992
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Disabled Persons Act [Chapter 17:01].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—“Board” means the National Disability Board established in terms of section four;“Director” means the Director for Disabled Persons’ Affairs referred to in section three;“disabled person” means a person with a physical, mental or sensory disability, including a visual, hearing or speech functional disability, which gives rise to physical, cultural or social barriers inhibiting him from participating at an equal level with other members of society in activities, undertakings or fields of employment that are open to other members of society;“Minister” means the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare or any other Minister to whom the President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act.
3. Director for Disabled Persons’ Affairs
4. National Disability Board
5. Functions of the Board
6. Reports of Board
7. Adjustment orders by Board
8. Prohibition of denial to disabled persons of access to public premises, services and amenities
9. Prohibition of discrimination against disabled persons in employment
10. Offences and penaltyAny person who—
History of this document
26 June 1992