USIU-Africa formally launches the Disability and Inclusion Center

By Racheal Ngumi

As part of the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, USIU-Africa formally launched the Disability Inclusion Center, which was established to assist the university community especially the Persons with Disabilities in accessing quality service and education in learning requirements while at an institution of higher learning. The Center provides an availability of technology through information systems, and technologies; hardware, and software whereby they are accessible and usable to Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, thus advancing the disability mainstreaming agenda.

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

In its Disability Policy, USIU-Africa commits to providing equal opportunities and support to all its diverse members including Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs. The university further recognizes and respects the rights of specific individual and group needs of Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs. Moreover, the University shall, therefore, progressively provide reasonable adjustments for inclusive and quality education to enable them actualize their full potential.

Disability Inclusion is a life transforming event for persons with disabilities. This video demonstrates how USIU-Africa, and other partners of the Mastercard Foundation are working together to break down systematic barriers to inclusion and create accessible opportunities in education and work.

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