M-Enabling Summit 2022 | Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities, October 24-26, 2022

Attracting leading advocates, corporate executives and accessibility professionals involved in digital inclusion, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase offering rich networking opportunities, fostering innovative technology that benefits more than one-billion Persons with Disabilities and an expanding population of aging adults globally. With its theme of “Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities,” the 2022 M-Enabling… Continue Reading »

Kenya: Report Highlights Increased Usage of Mobiles 

Increased access to disability-friendly technologies has seen the number of Kenyans living with some forms of blindness using mobile phones grow faster than those with speech, hearing and cognitive difficulties. More than half of persons living with visual impairment used mobile phones more compared to those with communication and cognitive difficulties, shows data from the… Continue Reading »

West Africa: ECOWAS Hosts Regional Experts’ Meeting On Disability Inclusion in West Africa

ECOWAS Commission through the Directorate of Humanitarian and Social Affairs hosted a regional experts’ meeting on disability inclusion in West Africa from the 20 to 22nd April 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting is a follow-up on a regional study aimed at reviewing the compliance of Member States’ laws and policies with international and regional… Continue Reading »

Spring Applications Now Open for New G3ict/SC4A Country Representatives

G3ict – The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, through its Smart Cities for All (SC4A) Initiative, is seeking Country Representatives to promote the goals and objectives of G3ict, SC4A, and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) in countries around the world. Representatives also take part as subject matter experts for G3ict’s various divisions in the development… Continue Reading »

Mauritius: Launch of Awareness Campaign On Youth with Disabilities

The first edition of an Awareness Campaign on youth living with disability and a mini-series on Youth’s Ability were launched during a ceremony, today, by the Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) jointly with Braille in Paradise, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). The launch event was held in the presence of the President of the Republic of… Continue Reading »

Kenya: Residential Buildings to Have Lifts for Persons with Disabilities

Every building with more than two floors coming up must now have special amenities for the disabled, according to proposed building regulations. The new draft code published on Friday in the Kenya Gazette notice for public input states that residential buildings with over two floors must have lifts, ramps, special toilets and vehicle parking slots… Continue Reading »

Kenya: Bill for Transporters to Customize Vehicles for Persons with Disabilities

  Owners of public transport vehicles will now be forced to adjust their vehicles to suit persons with disabilities if MPs pass the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2022. The Bill sponsored by majority leader Amos Kimunya and set to be introduced for first reading in the National Assembly however stipulates that the government shall pay… Continue Reading »

Rwanda Looks to New Efforts for Supporting Persons With Disability

Rwanda is looking to start implementing new efforts for supporting persons with disabilities. Mid last month, the country took part in the Global Disability Summit, a mechanism for collecting new, ambitious and widespread commitments which are critical to achieving change for persons with disabilities in the world. During the event, Rwanda submitted 26 commitments, and… Continue Reading »

Kenya: Innovative AssistiveTechnology Facilitates Communication for Persons with Hearing Loss

Communication is important in expression of one’s thoughts, desires and feelings to other parties but this has been a great challenge for people with hearing impairment. Very few people in the public sphere in Kenya have the ability to communicate in and interpret sign language and this has further alienated those with hearing impairment. To… Continue Reading »

South Africa: New Partnership Aims to Create Awareness on Accessible Tourism

The lack of adapted and accessible hotel rooms, restaurants, stores, bathrooms and public spaces is one of the most significant challenges for those living with impairments. To address this obstacle, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and South African Tourism have initiated a partnership to work with all key stakeholders. This initiative aims… Continue Reading »