• Africa

    Lagos introduces new policy for people with vision disabilities

    LAGOS, NIGERIA: The Lagos State government at the weekend presented the Braille version of the state’s youth policy for people with vision disabilities. The document was prepared by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development with the assistance of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The document was presented to representatives of Persons living With… Continue Reading »

    Natural Disasters Encourage Web Accessibility Discussion

    PROVIDENCE, RI: The recent natural disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have refocused the discussion on the need for universal web accessibility, particularly for those with a disability. Persons with disabilities need to have access to inclusive online apps and resources that not only keep them informed of weather conditions, but also offer them a… Continue Reading »

    South Africa should prioritize implementing inclusive education for children with disabilities

    The Human Rights Watch urge the South Africa authorities to take action to fulfil all commitments on recommendations received during its third UPR cycle, including prevention of xenophobia or other forms of intolerance and violence against women. The government should finalize the national action plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and… Continue Reading »

    INMED Launches Aquaponics Program for Children with Disabilities

    Students who attend Laerskool Kempton Park had surprisingly clean hands after planting seedlings in their new aquaponics garden, which was launched by INMED Partnerships for Children, INMED South Africa and Air Products. That’s because there’s no dirt! “INMED has pioneered the use of school-based aquaponics to improve the nutrition and food security of children in… Continue Reading »

    MCIT and UNDP Launch ‘Internet of Things for Persons with Disabilities’ Competition

    EGYPT: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Telecom Egypt (TE), supported by Microsoft Egypt and Yomken.com (crowd-solving partner) are launching an Innovation Competition titled “The Internet of Things for Persons with Disabilities”. Competition deadline will be on September 17. The competition is part… Continue Reading »

    Online assessment could improve maths marks of learners with hearing disabilities

    Online mathematics assessment (OMA) could help improve the mathematics performance of learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in South Africa. This is one of the key findings of a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU). “OMAs can help learners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing  to understand difficult mathematical concepts and provide them with equal opportunities… Continue Reading »

    Red Cross rescues children with disabilities in Chikwawa

    MALAWI: Over 300 children with various forms of disabilities in Chikwawa, can breathe a sigh of relief after the Malawi Red Cross Society this week, came to their aid with different interventions. The Malawi Red Cross in Chikwawa is implementing a 4-year resilient project with the support from Danish, Finish, Islandic and Italian Red Cross Societies.… Continue Reading »

    Nigerians with disabilities demand full inclusion into electoral process

    NIGERIA: As the nation prepares for 2019 general election, Nigerians with disabilities have developed a demand charter for inclusion that will enable them participated fully in electoral processes in the country, in line with what is obtainable across all developed democracies. The Charter was said to have been developed as a frontal attack to the… Continue Reading »

    Lack of Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Ghana

    GHANA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations is threatening to sue public organisations for their failure to comply with the country’s disability act. Per the disability act [Act 715], owners or occupiers of public buildings are required to make their buildings accessible to and available for use by persons with disabilities. Parliament in August 2006… Continue Reading »