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    Ghanaians with disabilities displeased with disability act

    GHANA: Friday, June 23, 2017, marks the National Day of Persons with Disabilities in Ghana. The day is set aside to commemorate the passage of the national disability act which was passed by the parliament of Ghana on 23rd June 2006. Act 715 seeks to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in… Continue Reading »

    Vodafone launches service line for people with hearing disabilities

    GHANA: The service will enable people with hearing disabilities to have access to services provided by the network without any hindrances. In line with the initiative, registered members of the Ghana National Association for the Deaf and close families will have the opportunity to use data that is highly subsidised and SMS bundle packages designed… Continue Reading »

    Tanzanian government apologises to ‘manhandled’ protesters with disabilities

    The Tanzanian government has apologised to protesters with disabilities who were manhandled by the police last Friday in the capital Dar es Salaam. Local media The Citizen reports that the protesters were gathered at the city administration offices demanding the freedom to use their tricycles in the city centre after it was barred. Their action… Continue Reading »

    Still Left Behind — Pathways to Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities

    Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries. Globally, 263 million children between the ages of six and 17 are out of school, 61 million of which are of primary school age (six-11 years).  More than… Continue Reading »

    Moving Toward Disability Access in Morocco

    MARRAKESH, MOROCCO: The Program-for-Results Urban Transport Program Project is strengthening infrastructure in Morocco, while promoting competitive and inclusive growth by linking citizens with limited mobility to economic and employment opportunities in cities. Watch below how it’s easier for persons with disabilities to navigate the ancient city of Marrakesh. Source: Worldbank

    Lack of Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Uganda

    UGANDA: Majority buildings in Uganda are not fully accessible by persons with disabilities, a report by Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has revealed. Speaking during the launch of the report on Thursday at Commission’s EOC offices in Bugolobi, research officer Daniel Mabirizi said majority building standards in Uganda do not particularly benefit persons with disabilities. He… Continue Reading »

    Private sector urged to employ persons with disabilities in Tanzania

    DODOMA: The call was made here today by Prime Minister of Tanzania Kassim Majaliwa when responding to a supplementary question from Special Seat MP Amina Mollel (CCM) who asked a direct question to the PM, wanting to know what measures had been taken by the government to assist persons with disabilities in enjoying their statutory… Continue Reading »

    Wheelchairs Made for All-Terrain

    Developing countries often remain so due to underdeveloped transportation systems, which limit people’s ability to access food, products, and services. Coupled with disabilities, it can be nearly impossible for those with mobility disabilities to have any access to needed healthcare providers as well as travel around one’s own rural town. While visiting Tanzania in 2005,… Continue Reading »

    Vodafone Ghana launches ‘Supercare’ for people with hearing disabilities

    Vodafone Ghana has launched another industry first, ‘Supercare’, a dedicated customer service line for people with hearing disabilities in the country. The initiative forms part of the telecommunication giants’ commitment to offering equal opportunities to everybody, irrespective of their gender, race, colour, religion, disability, ethnicity or age. Launching the service, Deputy Minister of Communication, Honourable… Continue Reading »