Africa

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...

MVA launches Braille brochure

NAMIBIA: The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) launched a Braille brochure in Windhoek  to spread information about its activities to people with vision disabilities. Namibia has about Continue reading the story...

Mobility skills training workshop for people with vision disabilities

GHANA: The Department of Social Welfare of the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District has organised a three day mobility skill training workshop for people with vision disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Foundation starts program to help people with disabilities gain IT skills

ENTEBBE, UGANDA: KiBO Foundation has started a programme in Entebbe to help young people with disabilities gain IT skills. KiBO Managing Director Abraham E. Temu, said they Continue reading the story...

Lagos restates commitment to inclusive education

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladujoye has reiterated the state government’s total commitment to the provision of quality education to all children in the Continue reading the story...

Education sector urged to incorporate students with disabilities

PHALOMBE, MALAWI: The Education Department in Phalombe has been urged to absorb students with disabilities into its various schools and not discriminate them because of their various Continue reading the story...

Ghana Education Service takes steps to improve inclusive education

GHANA: Inadequate support for Inclusive Education (under the Ghana Education Service) by the government and citizenry has affected the human resource capacity of the country, according Continue reading the story...

Audio books for people with vision disabilities

PRETORIA: Twenty nine people with vision disabilities, in Pietermaritzburg, have been given Victor Readers, also known as audio book players, to help them better access information. The Continue reading the story...

Involve disability groups in procurement of educational materials: NGO

HO, GHANA: Mr Eric Ofori, Co-ordinator of New Horizon Foundation of the Blind (NHFB), has stressed the urgent need for the authorities to involve representatives of Continue reading the story...