Africa

TNM launches scholarship program for children with disabilities

MALAWI: Mobile phone service operator, Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), has announced the launch of the 2014/15 Academic Year Scholarship Program worth MK2.3 million for 18 Continue reading the story...

Uganda plans to use braille ballot papers in upcoming election

KAMPALA: The Ugandan Electoral Commission says it is “working on” printing Braille ballot papers for voters with vision disabilities to be used in the 2016 general Continue reading the story...

Keystone Bank launches ATM for customers with disabilities

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Keystone Bank Limited has commissioned an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery that was specifically built to accommodate customers with mobility disabilities. Speaking at the commissioning Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education should be the new paradigm

ZIMBABWE: Education is a basic human right as firmly established in several international human rights documents that have global endorsement. International conventions state that primary education Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities get government support

NIGERIA: EDO State government has provided financial assistance to 18 people with disabilities and less privileged persons in the state as part of efforts towards alleviating Continue reading the story...

Government urged to consider health needs of people with hearing disabilities

Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) would like sign language interpretation services to be mainstreamed into the healthcare delivery system in Ghana. The call was Continue reading the story...

Ebola virus outbreak a threat to people with disabilities in West Africa

Ebola virus outbreak in some countries of West Africa is a serious threat to people with disabilities in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa as Continue reading the story...

Groups make case for inclusive education for children with disabilities

NIGERIA: A cross section of civil society groups have charged stakeholders in the education sector to fashion out an inclusive educational system that would address the Continue reading the story...

Sign language approved as first language in South Africa

PRETORIA: The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow people with hearing disabilities to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Continue reading the story...

Schools Reject Children with Disabilities

KENYA: Government urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities. Stephen, 18, has cerebral palsy and has never managed to attend school Continue reading the story...