By Nakibuuka Elizabeth
In complementing government efforts towards achieving an inclusive digital world, Unwanted Witness in partnership with National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda- NUDIPU through its Digital Inclusion and Innovation programme are supporting persons with disability groups from the districts unions of; Iganga, Mbale, Mayuge, Jinja, and Kamuli. Besides improving access and usage of ICTs by Persons with Disabilities, the initiative aims at enabling Persons with Disabilities to participate fully and equally in the information society. Persons with Disability groups received web-based platforms, social media and training on safety and
management of websites, as well as desktop computers with internet subscription.
“we entered an understanding with Unwanted Witness to implement this project of Amplified, the reasons we chose to do that are threefold; the trend of social development is going digital and Persons with Disabilities are left behind in almost all such initiatives”. Says Mr. Ninsiima. This is to ensure that the Persons with Disabilities get onto the digital journey to be able to compete and to live in a digital world. The Amplified project has made sure that these organizations have their websites and social media platforms. As Unwanted Witness, we ensure that everyone has equal access to digital technology and opportunities.” Chris Kalema Digital and
Inclusion Lead, Unwanted Witness and the Amplified Program Lead.
The Writer is passionate about Human Rights, economic justice, women inclusion and Human Rights.