Africa

Persons with disabilities call for accessible ICT equipment

RWANDA: The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) will soon embark on an advocacy campaign to agitate for the welfare of persons with disabilities through Continue reading the story...

FirstBank launches 20 Accessible Branches

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has said it recently designated over 20 branches with access to wheelchairs across the country. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank, Mr. Continue reading the story...

Antrak Air refuses passenger in wheelchair to board flight

A Danish national feels his human rights were violated by the decision of domestic airline, Antrak Air, to deny him a seat because he is a Continue reading the story...

Braille magazine launched in Tanzania

Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have launched a journal titled ‘Sauti ya Siti’ with Braille for people Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities demand more support

The Rwanda Union of the Blind (RUB) says their members still face many problems and request for more support from the government to satisfy the needs Continue reading the story...

TNM launches scholarship program for children with disabilities

MALAWI: Mobile phone service operator, Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM), has announced the launch of the 2014/15 Academic Year Scholarship Program worth MK2.3 million for 18 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...

Keystone Bank launches ATM for customers with disabilities

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Keystone Bank Limited has commissioned an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) gallery that was specifically built to accommodate customers with mobility disabilities. Speaking at the commissioning Continue reading the story...

Inclusive education should be the new paradigm

ZIMBABWE: Education is a basic human right as firmly established in several international human rights documents that have global endorsement. International conventions state that primary education Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities get government support

NIGERIA: EDO State government has provided financial assistance to 18 people with disabilities and less privileged persons in the state as part of efforts towards alleviating Continue reading the story...