Africa

Documentary highlights plight of children with disabilities

UGANDA: The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association at UALR is hosting two documentary screenings to highlight Ugandan families and individuals with disabilities. The documentary, “Notables,” will be screened Continue reading the story...

Call to print Braille ballot papers

BLANTYRE, MALAWI: Malawians who are blind are pushing the Malawi Electoral Commission to make available tactile ballot guides (TBG) for them to cast their votes independently.  Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities call for inclusive education

Tanzania has to promote an inclusive education system through which students with disabilities can excel as it has been their dream for so long. Tanzania League of Continue reading the story...

Ghana education minister advocates for more resources for people with disabilities

ACCRA: Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, has urged higher educational institutions to spend more of their resources for people with disabilities. Minister of Education, Jane Continue reading the story...

Nigeria Passes Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Bill

ABUJA: The Senate in Abuja on Thursday passed a bill that will legally protect persons with disabilities from discrimination.
 Sponsored by Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman (PDP-Kogi), the Continue reading the story...

Democratic Alliance releases election manifesto in Braille

CAPE TOWN: Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille launched a Braille version of her party’s 2014 election manifesto on Tuesday. ‘Together for Change, Together for Jobs’. This Continue reading the story...

Ghana launches education policy for people with disabilities

GHANA: The Ghana Education service in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has launched a program to include persons with disabilities in the education structure in Continue reading the story...

ICT training center opens in Gambia

A computer training center for people who are blind and low vision was Saturday opened at a ceremony held at the center in Brikama New Town Continue reading the story...

Campaign to help people with vision disabilities in Somalia

KISMAYO: It is estimated that about 140,000 people in the country are vision disabilities, mainly due to cataract, corneal opacity and glaucoma. However, 80 per cent of Continue reading the story...

African leaders commit to the rights of people with disabilities

LILONGWE, MALAWI: The rights of people with disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities, received a boost today at the conclusion of the first ever African Leaders Forum on Continue reading the story...