Africa

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...

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...

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...

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...