Africa

Forum on disability inclusion and accessible urban development

NAIROBI, KENYA: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will organize a three-day Forum with a focus on disability inclusion and accessible urban Continue reading the story...

Malawi mainstreams 90,000 children with disabilities under inclusive education

Malawi government has managed to mainstream about 90,000 children with disabilities in schools under the Inclusive Education programme, Ministry of Education has revealed. The figure has doubled over Continue reading the story...

Expert wants inclusive education for children with disabilities

NIGERIA: Inclusive education system where all students regardless of the nature of their disability receive total education within the regular education environment is the best way Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities denied education in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: An estimated half-a-million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s education system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today at Continue reading the story...

NCPD, stakeholders discuss draft Accessibility Standards for Public buildings

GHANA: The National Council on Persons with Disability, NCPD and other stakeholders are discussing a Draft Accessibility Standards for Public buildings. The draft, when it becomes law Continue reading the story...

NGO seeks unhindered access to justice for people with disabilities

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Centre for Citizens with Disability, an NGO, on Saturday urged government to close all barriers impeding people with disabilities access to justice in the Continue reading the story...

Communications Authority of Kenya to launch broadcast content and accessibility guide

KENYA: The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) plans to release a program content code in September to guide broadcasters, KBC reported. CA Director General Francis Wangusi Continue reading the story...

Former Ghana President Calls for Use of Sign Language at Workplaces

GHANA: Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says Ghanaian institutions must begin to appreciate the use of sign language at at their workplaces to close the gap Continue reading the story...

Workshop to improve services for persons with disabilities held

GHANA: Participants at a one day stakeholders’ workshop on improving conditions for Persons with Disabilities organized by the Human Rights Advocacy Centre in conjunction with the Continue reading the story...

Malawi government offers scholarship to persons with disabilities

Malawi Government has established a free scholarship for persons with disabilities to train them in various vocational skills. Persons with disabilities holding the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) Continue reading the story...
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