Eight disability organizations across Africa unite to present the Inclusive Africa Conference
September 30, 2021– -Blind SA will join Kenya NGO inABLE as a supporting partner for the second Inclusiv Africa Conference, happening virtually on September 30th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm East African Time – 10 am until 3 PM SA time
The physical conference in South Africa will take place at the Council Chambers, City of Ekurhuleni – … Street, Alberton.
The 2021 theme is Advancing Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology Inclusion in Africa.
“We welcomed the opportunity to be a partner for this year’s Inclusive Conference, and support inABLE’s work to facilitated the advancement of the accessibility in all African Nations for persons with disabilities. This annual conference is a big step in the right direction when it comes to inclusivity of the people with disabilities across Africa.” explains Blind SA Chief Executive Officer, Jace Nair.
This forum brings a dynamic speaker faculty who will explore global best practices to improve digital accessibility and inclusion in Education, Employment, Finances, and Mobile Assistive Technology. Last year, the first-ever Inclusive Africa Conference attracted thousands of online participants from many countries in Africa, and globally. This free-to-attend online event will be made accessible through sign language interpretation, live captions and translation services in English and French.
For the last 13 years, inABLE has been using assistive technology to put blind and visually impaired youth on a level ground with their peers, and the Inclusive Africa Conference is part of the organization’s mission to scale the advancement of digital accessibility and computer assistive technology in Africa. This year’s conference has been sponsored by Google, Facebook, Safaricom PLC, FSD Kenya, Salesforce and T-Mobile.
“We strive to bring global accessibility leaders and regional experts together to discuss best practices and brainstorm actions that can accelerate actions that improve assistive technology, accessibility and inclusion in Africa,” emphasizes inABLE Founder and Executive Director Irene Mbari-Kirika.
The other partner umbrella organizations for persons with disability from across Africa includes:
- National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) – Kenya
- Federation of Ethiopian Associations of Persons with Disabilities (FEADP)- Ethiopia
- Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi (FEDOMA)- Malawi
- Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD)- Nigeria
- National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda (NUDIPU)- Uganda
- Zambia Federation Organizations for Disability (ZAFOD)- Zambia
- Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations- (GFD) – Ghana
- Blind SA, South Africa
To learn more about the conference program and speaker or register for this virtual event, visit InclusiveAfrica.org
Susan van Wyk, Blind SA email@example.com mobile 061 449 3648
Esther Njeri Mwangi
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