International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote ICT

Asia-Pacific, December 4 2014

FIJI: The Pacific Disability Forum has used International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote the impact and benefits of ICT in improving the well being and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development.

Australia Head of Mission Margaret Twomey has highlighted the need to support people with disabilities in terms of technology and plans that were put in place to assist the initiative .

The Pacific Disability Forum believes governments should invest in resources that will assist persons with disabilities.

“Government should have disability inclusive, disability fran tory policies .Should invest the right kind of resources to support the participation with disabilities so really the government at the end of the day has a lot to do and can do to ensure that disabilities enjoy the quality of life that they should have.”

The Fiji Special Education teachers Association believes teachers should provided with resources that will assist people with disabilities to handle technologies .

Source: FBC

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