• Africa

    Young people in Ghana advocate for improved education, accessibility for disabled people

    Accra, Ghana: Young people in Ghana are advocating for more rights for disabled people.  Local youths gathered at the Fifth African Forum on Blindness in Ghana last month and also attended the African Youth with Disabilities Convening in Kenya earlier this year. The government and nongovernmental organizations here have implemented numerous policies and initiatives to… Continue Reading »

    Houses in Itsoseng Township not accessible for South African with Disabilities

    South Africa: The North West Provincial Disability Forum is seeking an immediate intervention from the premier about houses in Itsoseng Township that are not user friendly for people with disabilities. The forum maintained that the houses that are to be built would not be suitable for them, after conducting a site visit to Itsoseng community… Continue Reading »

    Inaccessible public infrastructure major barrier for people with disabilities in Swaziland

    Swaziland: Inaccessibility to the built environment, including the public transport system, is still the major barrier which prevents persons with disabilities from actively participating in social and economic activities in the country. Some governments recognise people with disabilities’ basic right to equal access to built environments.  Creating inaccessible built environments, streets and transport systems discriminate… Continue Reading »

    Exhibition of ICT services for blind people opens in Accra

    Accra, Ghana: An exhibition to showcase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services available for blind people has been mounted at the on-going six-day Fifth Africa Forum on Blindness in Accra. On display are Africa’s best Assistive Technology Devices which fits perfectly into the demands of the Forum on the theme; “Access Africa; Social Inclusion for… Continue Reading »

    Building barrier-free environment in Ghana for people with disabilities

    Feb 20: Ghana is among the few countries in Africa that have taken affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups at a higher level with a focus on persons with disabilities. These efforts have resulted in laws and policies promoting equality, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. The Government of the Republic… Continue Reading »

    Building barrier-free environment in Ghana for people with disabilities

    Feb 20: Ghana is among the few countries in Africa that have taken affirmative action in favour of marginalised groups at a higher level with a focus on persons with disabilities. These efforts have resulted in laws and policies promoting equality, inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. The Government of the Republic… Continue Reading »