Drawing on the more than 7 decades of experience of the Association for the Physically Disabled (APD), Barrier Breakers (BB) works in close collaboration with the APD to address the following issues on your behalf: Accessibility Audits, Disability Awareness & Sensitisation, Education & Training of decision-makers, Reasonable Accommodation, Staff Recruitment and Team Building exercises.
The emphasis is on practical solutions to your problems.
The goal is to empower you to facilitate people with physical disabilities (PWD’S)      within your environment in a meaningful manner.
The process is geared towards building bridges between able-bodied and disabled      South Africans of all ages.

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PLEASE HELP US SET A NEW WORLD RECORD!

Be a Barrier Breaker! Show that you are Against Prejudice and Discrimination; SMS APD to 36831and buy a cyber balloon worth R5. Click here to view last year’s release of cyber balloons.

Join in the celebrations during International Month for Persons with Disabilities. Read more…

your goodwill message in support of people with physical disabilities and we will post it on this site.


BB has not forgotten about his young friends. He invites you to join his BB Best Buddies Club. Ask mom or dad to tell you what it’s all about. They can help you fill in the form and e-mail it to us. BB will then e-mail you a member’s certificate and a beautiful Best Buddies Birthday Calendar.


APD: 70+ Years of Service Excellence
There IS life after disability. The APD – Greater Johannesburg plays an important role in the lives of thousands of pwd’s.
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ARBRITATION
You can call on us to investigate any accessibility complaint levelled against your structure by a person with a physical disability.

INCOME GENERATED BY BB IN AID OF PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.

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BB BUZZ

2 October 2008
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu signs pledge to

HEAL OUR RAINBOW NATION
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Our APD Campaign Allows Silent Majority to Be HeardThe Against Prejudice &
Discrimination Campaign of the APD and BB was launched on Human Rights Day. It is aimed at providing the unheard majority with a voice and enable them to participate in a peaceful, silent protest against any form of discrimination.
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Shoot them in the act!
Disability parking bay offenders beware. Read more…

COMING SOON!

Accessibility with Pride & Dignity
Through the BB Ratings system people with physical disabilities will be able to see which buildings comply with their basic accessibility needs.

Apart from clearly identifiable plaques at the entrances of such buildings, a list of all these structures - as well as the shops and businesses within such a structure which support the principle that pwd’s should be able to move around with dignity – will be published on this web site.
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BB Generates Thousands for PWD’s
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