Disabled but not disqualified
Opening the door to possibilities for persons with disabilities - This research focussed on the effect of ICT policies and strategies on access and utilization of ICTs and assistive technology by persons with disabilities in Uganda.Tagged: Human Rights Reports
The results of the study indicate that among factors that affect access and use of ICTs and assistive technology is the high cost of devices, lack of awareness of the existing policies and strategies by policy makers and other caretakers. Findings revealed that Uganda is not explicit about ICTs and assistive technology for persons with disabilities despite having a policy in place. The inadequate access and use of ICTs and assistive technology by persons with disabilities hinders persons with disabilities capacity and the opportunity to live independently as well as experience equal and full participation in opportunities in society.
This research was conducted by Pollicy and NUDIPU and funded by the german cooperation, GIZ and the DHRLab