Africa

Rwanda Launches National Partnership on Children with Disabilities

RWANDA: Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the ministry of local government, has launched the National Partnership on Children with Continue reading the story...

Somalis with disabilities face abuse, discrimination: Rights Group

NAIROBI, KENYA: An international human-rights group said decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable to forced marriage, violence and rape, Continue reading the story...

Ghana Standards Authority reviewing code to ensure accessibility for all

HO, GHANA: The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is in the process of defining accessibility standards of public buildings and walkways. Mr Max Vardon, a Disability Rights Activist, Continue reading the story...

Marginalization of persons with disabilities increase in Nigeria

NIGERIA: Recent research has revealed that stigmatizations and marginalization of persons with disabilities in Nigeria were on increase, and also the major reason behind their resort Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities write exam with aid of Braille machine

NIGERIA: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says that no fewer than 192 candidates with vision disabilities are expected to write the ongoing computer-based Unified Continue reading the story...

AccessKenya to support technology in education projects

NAIROBI, KENYA:  Kenyan ISP AccessKenya Group has announced its commitment to support the use of technology in the delivery of education in the country. AccessKenya’s Deputy Continue reading the story...

Experts Begin Compilation of Sign Language Dictionary in Rwanda

RWANDA: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in partnership with the Rwanda National Union of the Deaf (RNUD) are working on a comprehensive sign Continue reading the story...

Sign language interpreters requested at polling centers

ENUGU, NIGERIA: Persons with disabilities in Enugu State have appealed to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recruit sign language interpreters for polling centers in the Continue reading the story...

EC urged to make voting accessible for people with vision disabilities

GHANA: Participants at a District Level Election (DLE) Focus Group Workshop have suggested to the Electoral Commission (EC) to make special Braille ballot papers for people Continue reading the story...

Telekom Networks Malawi sets up disability inclusive classrooms in Lilongwe

Premier mobile service provider Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has donated  K2.8 million to the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (Macoha) to help set up a disability Continue reading the story...