Africa

Zambia to improve ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities

LUSAKA: Zambia’s information and technology regulator on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with an agency representing people with disabilities aimed at enhancing access to Information Continue reading the story...

Namibia recognizes disability as a human rights issue: minister

WINDHOEK: Namibia is now recognizing disability as a developmental and human rights issue, a deputy minister said Tuesday. The deputy minister responsible for Disability Affairs in the Continue reading the story...

Government urged to make implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act effective

The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has urged government to implement the Persons with Disability Act, Act 715 to ensure that their rights are Continue reading the story...

Ghanaians with hearing disabilities face challenges in accessing justice

TAMALE: Mr Juventus Duorinaah, Project Officer of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has indicated that majority of people with hearing disabilities had challenges Continue reading the story...

University of Cape Coast to offer Diploma Program in Sign Language

BOLGATANGA:  The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in partnership with the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) is slated to start a Diploma course in Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

FCTA to make public buildings accessible for persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: The FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has said the Federal Capital Territory Administration is working to regulate all future public buildings plans to provide access Continue reading the story...

Kwara Assembly passes Persons with Disabilities Bill

NIGERIA: The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the People with Disabilities Bill. The bill, which was passed after the House considered its features at the Continue reading the story...

FDA to begin suing over lack of diasbility access

Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (FDA), has hinted that, effective this year, 2017, it will begin suing state and private institutions which fall foul of the Continue reading the story...

Nigeria to support for persons with disabilities

LAGOS: Nigeria on Wednesday said it was committed to providing welfare support and dividends of democracy to persons with disabilities. Samuel Ankeli, the Senior Special Assistant to Continue reading the story...

Call for pro-disabilityeducation policy

HARARE: Students with disabilities have called for the formulation of an education policy tailored for their needs. According to the Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT), disabled students Continue reading the story...

Move to make city more accessible for tourists with disabilities

SOUTH ARFICA: The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more accessible by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots. Raising awareness about Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities get the chance to access mainstream school in Ghana

GHANA: UNICEF, with funding support from USAID, is working with the Ghanaian Government through the Ghana Education Service to support 20 districts in the implementation of Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Egypt Launches New App for Customers with Vision Disabilities

CAIRO: Vodafone Egypt has launched a new mobile application called “E3rafli” for customers who are blind or have low vision, in an attempt to making its Continue reading the story...

SWEB launches educational campaign for children with disabilities

ACCRA: The campaign for education of children with disabilities has taken off with more than 16 schools in Ghana expected to join the global crusade seeking Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities denied their right to basic education in South Africa

A reply to a DA parliamentary question by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has revealed that 9606 students with disabilities are not yet placed Continue reading the story...

Disability, Accessibility in Sustainable Urban Development

ETHIOPIA: The construction development in Ethiopia is remarkably growing from time to time. Every morning, it is usual to see the rising of various infrastructural developments. Continue reading the story...

Ghana’s disability law undergoes transition

ACCRA: The Persons with Disability Act 715, (2006) is undergoing an overhaul by stakeholders to ensure that it is compatible with the United Nations Convention on Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities demand inclusiveness in CVR process in Nigeria

ABUJA: Persons with disabilities have enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure their inclusion in the planned continuous voter registration (CVR) process billed to Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities demand inclusion in voters registration

ABUJA, NIGERIA: A coalition of persons with disabilities, under the aegis of the ‘Leave No One Behind: Disability Votes Count campaign’ has urged the Independent National Continue reading the story...

SAFMH launches right to employment DVD and Video resources

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA:  Every year March is commemorated as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, and this year the South African Federation for Mental Health is focusing on Continue reading the story...

GFD begins consultations on amendment of disability law

KUMASI: The Ghana Federation of Disability (GFD) has begun nationwide consultations to collate views on the proposed amendment of the disability law. The goal is to fine Continue reading the story...

Minister assures of inclusive education for children with disabilities

NIGERIA: The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister,  Muhammad Musa Bello, has assured that his administration will implement the policy on inclusive education for children with disabilities. He Continue reading the story...

Sign language to go digital in Uganda

UGANDA: Service providers who have always found it hard to interact with people who are deaf because they have no interpreters should breathe a sigh of Continue reading the story...

Universities to improve access for students with disabilities

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested a landmark R175.6 million in infrastructure to ensure students and staff with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Delta proposes law to protect persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: The Delta State Government is to sponsor a bill of law that will protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Continue reading the story...

Accessible airports are key priorities: Aviation Minister

GHANA: Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has assured that her ministry will formulate policies to guarantee all buildings are re-structured to ensure easy movement for Continue reading the story...

Education a challenge among children with disabilities: Report

RWANDA: Children with disabilities in the country find it hard to access education due to various challenges, according to a new report. The study was conducted by Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities raise concern over inclusion in Rwanda

RWANDA: Despite policies protecting persons with disabilities, there is still a “huge” gap in the realisation of rights and inclusion of these vulnerable persons, according to Continue reading the story...

Lack of pedestrian walkways for persons with disabilities in Ghana

GHANA: Lack of pedestrian walkways and obstacles on routes has been identified as some of the barriers confronting pepersons with disabilities in society. To this end the Continue reading the story...

NGO procures assistive devices for children with disabilities

ZAMBIA: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), a Livingstone-based non-governmental organisation, has sourced assistive devices for children with disabilities at a cost of K200,000. CBR Zambia senior adviser Alick Continue reading the story...

FEDOMA implements new advocacy project in Malawi

MALAWI: In a bid to counter low participation of people with disabilities in socioeconomic development, Federation of Disability organisation in Malawi (FEDOMA) has begun implementing a Continue reading the story...
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