Seychelles: Persons with Hearing Impairment Get First Sign Language Dictionary

Posted on December 9th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

SEYCHELLES: The hearing-impaired community in Seychelles has its own sign language dictionary for the first time. Photo: Seychelles Nation/Seychelles News AgencyAnita Gardner presenting a dictionary to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nicholas Prea. The dictionary was launched last Saturday after 10 years of work in a ceremony held at the Citizenship Engagement Platform (CEPS) in […]

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Zimbabwe: People Living With Disability Call for an Inclusive Public Transport System

Posted on November 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, November 20 2019 ZIMBABWE: People living with disability in Harare are calling on the government to provide an all-inclusive public transport system that supports their special needs. As a result of a high- cost of living, the government introduced a fleet of buses under the Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco), at a subsidized fare aimed […]

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Egypt Launches Initiative to Employ Persons with Disabilities

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, News, October 22 2019 EGYPT: The Ministry of Social Solidarity on Sunday has launched an initiative to employ people with disabilities, in cooperation with a private company. The initiative, dubbed “Hayah”, comes as part of national efforts to expand the social protection umbrella for people with special needs, including providing monthly cash assistance or through […]

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Turkey Provides Support to Persons with Disabilities in Djibouti

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, September 25 2019 TURKEY: Turkey’s state-run aid agency has distributed a total of 200 wheelchairs and vocational supplies to disabled people in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, according to a statement on Monday. Turkey’s state-run aid agency continues to touch people’s lives in Africa, providing wheelchairs for persons with […]

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New Inclusive Public Buses Raise Optimism Among Persons with Disabilities

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, September 5 2019 RWANDA: For Jean Bosco Nzaramba, a person living with disability who loves to travel, using public transportation used to be a hustle. “It was difficult to find comfortable seats. Sometimes the last seat on the bus would be in between people. I had to seat and bare the discomfort until I […]

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WHO: 8.5 Million Nigerians Experiencing Hearing Impairment

Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, News, August 19 2019 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that 8.5 million Nigerians have a disabling hearing loss. In the same vein, an audiologist, at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dele Owolawi, has revealed that most Nigerians are losing their hearing abilities gradually due to noise from power generating set. […]

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Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Assistive Technology, Europe, July 19 2019 Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide […]

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Car Tech Helping Persons with Disabilities in South Africa with Enhanced Mobility

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, June 17 2019 Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of an important focus and as such the use of one’s own vehicle without assistance is an integral part of that, says Dominic Sierra, Mobility Consultant at Chairman Industries. The need to adapt and convert vehicles for use by the disabled […]

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Sightsavers’ Approach to Making Health Services Inclusive for Everyone

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Africa, Asia-Pacific, May 17 2019 Sightsavers new film sets out their work to make health care services accessible and inclusive for everyone. The film focuses on their programmes in Bhopal, India and Nampula, Mozambique. It highlights how they work and share learnings globally, but also shows how programmes can be made locally relevant by working […]

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Private Transport Provider to Offer an Inclusive Experience in Malta  

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, February 20 2019 MALTA: eCabs, a leading passenger transport service provider in Malta, is embarking on a ‘reduced mobility agenda’, intended to offer an improved passenger experience and ensure stronger accessibility and ease of use of it services. As part of this agenda, eCabs has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Commission for […]

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