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Edo 2020: INEC to provide braille ballots for visually-challenged voters

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would provide braille ballots to guide visually challenged persons for Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, said this in Benin City during an expanded stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission. The meeting had in attendance the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed

WOMEN WITH DISABILITY ADVOCATE FOR SPECIAL RELEAF PROGRAM

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetWomen with special needs in Nigeria have asked the government for a special relief program targeted towards them only. They also berated their exclusion from the palliative distribution by the Nigerian Government during the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. The WWDs made known their demands during an online national policy dialogue convened by

Google Lookout Updates App with Food Labeling and Scanning Documents

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetGoogle Lookout, the accessibility app that aids the blind and visually impaired identify objects through the use of their phone camera, has been upgraded with some new features and improvements.Google Lookout, the accessibility app that aids the blind and visually impaired identify objects through the use of their phone camera, has been upgraded

International youth day: Anambra disability community laments societal neglect

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD), Anambra State chapter, Wednesday, reiterated her calls for total inclusion of needs of their members in governance  The state chairman of JONAPWD, Comrade Ugochukwu Okeke, who made the call in his international youths day message, said that whatever affect young people affect them in

Visually Impaired Persons Beg Govt For Civil Service Jobs After Disengagement From N-Power

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweet Visually impaired persons under the umbrella of Association of Technology Inclined Visually Impaired Persons of Nigeria, (ATIVIPN) have urged the Federal Government to reabsorb them into the Federal Civil Service after being disengaged from the NPower scheme. The association’s President, Tolulope Aluko made the request in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu

DISABILITY BILL: GROUP HAILS THE PASSAGE OF THE YOBE STATE PERSONS WITH DISABILITY BILL

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The Centre for Infrastructural and Technological Advancement for the Blind has lauded the Yobe state house of assembly for recently passing the bill for the establishment of a board for persons with disability.

This App Helps Deaf, Blind People Access TV Programming and Emergency Alerts

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe DiCapta Foundation, an organization that’s part of the University of Central Florida’s Incubator, created an app to help the blind-deaf community tune into television. Maria Diaz, a board member for the nonprofit, said she helped start the foundation and created GoCC4All to help the deaf-blind community. “Being hard of hearing is what got my

Disability group to track palliatives distribution in Kano, Kaduna

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The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD) says it will conduct a survey to track the distribution of palliatives amongst its members in Kaduna and Kano States.

31M PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES LACK INCLUSION, WELFARE DESPITE 2018 ACT — OBIORA

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Please shareTweet1SharePlease likeTweetIn this interview, the publisher of first Disability Advocacy Magazine in Nigeria, and member of Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities, JONAPWD, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, member National Association of Persons With Physical Disabilities, NAPWPD, and a member of Coalition of Disability Organizations (CODO), Agbo Christian Obiora, lamented poor attention given to

Students with special needs left out of lockdown plans

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Students with disabilities are said to be receiving inadequate learning support during the COVID-19 lockdown due to lack of inclusive learning environment.

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