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Access to Information for the Visually Impaired has been Made Possible

By Mr Twebaze the Registrar General, Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Uganda Registration Services Bureau has been spearheading a process for Uganda to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. Uganda ratified the treaty on April 23, …

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Networks present better options in CBR implementation

Did you ever bother to know how much networks can play in addressing community needs especially for persons with disabilities? Over time, practice has shown that when development partners join hands in putting together resources rather than duplicate interventions, there is usually a great impact created in the community. CAN …

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Uganda’s compliance with international legal regimes is wanting, says study

The Government of Uganda still has a long way to go  in ensuring that her interventions towards inclusiveness meet both the national and international legal regimes, a study titled Disability Demands conducted by the Country’s National Umbrella Organization for Persons with Disabilities reveals.  According to the study, there are still  …

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Ratify the Protocol on disability, African governments told

The Africa Disability Alliance calls on African Governments to ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa The Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), wish to congratulate the African Union (AU) Assembly of African Union Heads of States and …

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“Disability and Inclusion in Africa: The Role of Assistive Technology”

Ensuring universal access to essential and affordable assistive technology will be crucial in the attainment of the development agenda for the  decades ahead, a report  by AfriNEAD, says. The further argues that overcoming impairments, eliminating barriers to enable persons with disabilities to actively participate and become productive members of society …

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Global Health and Disability

An online course on Global health and disability is set to commence later this month. Leaving no one behind: disability, health and well being in global development is a 3 week (maximum 4 hours per week) free online course from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London …

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PWDs are excluded in dev’t because disability is expensive, leaders think-says study

  There are many hundreds of millions persons with disabilities in the world. Most of them are very poor. They are not given the chance to go to school. They do not have a job. They do not get health services and social services. Many are isolated. Often they are …

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How to find scholarship opportunities that could benefit persons with disabilities

Access to education by persons with disabilities remains a big challenge in most developing countries. However one way to increase access to learning opportunities is through seeking for external funding. Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students …

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Conceptualisation of community-based rehabilitation in Southern Africa: A systematic review

Vyvienne R. P. M’kumbuzi and Hellen Myezwa have indicated that whereas there is available data regarding CBR, there is less literature linking rights of PWDs and social components of the CBR matrix and have thus recommended that future research needs to address the rights of PWDs and the social components …

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