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Meet Tendekayi Katsiga, creator of world’s first solar-powered hearing aid

3 Jun 2020

By Theodora Aidoo Tendekayi Katsiga, a technology entrepreneur and founder of Deaftronics, has created the world’s first solar-powered hearing aid called ‘Solar Ear’. He was able to create the solar-powered hearing aid battery charger from a workshop in Botswana. Now, his creation has gone global. “We came up with the solar rechargeable hearing aid when...

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FACING TOUGH TIMES – UN CALLS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO BE AT CENTRE OF RESPONSE

25 May 2020

By Kingsley Ighobor. Africa Renewal – Bankole Labody Oyou, a 24-year-old mass communications student in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, was born blind. He always relies on a family member or friend to get around the city and to class at Fourah Bay College, which is perched on Mount Aureol in central Freetown. He says that...

It’s Time to Rethink the Language of Accessibility. And to Imagine a More Equal World

21 May 2020

BY EDDIE NDOPU Ndopu is an Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is also the Founder and CEO of Beyond Zero Ventures. Accessibility is a slippery, deceptive word that belies its own emancipatory meaning. Let’s demonstrate this through a simple thought experiment. Imagine being a wheelchair-user....

Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

19 May 2020

Programme opens submissions for second cohort with focus on mobile as a bridge to assistive technology NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19, 2020/ — Innovate Now (www.atInnovateNow.com), Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities. The...

Somalia’s COVID-19 Response: More needed for persons with disabilities during pandemic

18 May 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had tremendous impact on all areas of Somali society, with no group left unaffected.

Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE