Empowering Inclusion: The NUDIPU-UCC Partnership with 8Tech Consults Brings to Life The National Digital Observatory for Persons with Disabilities

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • February 22, 2024

The National Digital Observatory for Persons with Disabilities in Uganda is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to improve access to digital technologies for individuals with disabilities. This project, spearheaded by the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) in partnership with 8Tech Consults and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), seeks to bridge the digital divide and create a more inclusive society for all.

The National Digital Observatory for Persons with Disabilities will serve as a central hub for information, resources, and support for individuals with disabilities who are looking to access and utilize digital technologies. The observatory will provide training, workshops, and technical assistance to help individuals with disabilities navigate the digital landscape and take advantage of the many opportunities that technology has to offer.

One of the key goals of the observatory is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to information and communication technologies. This includes access to assistive technologies, accessible websites and apps, and digital literacy programs tailored to the needs of individuals with disabilities. By providing these resources and support, the observatory aims to empower individuals with disabilities to fully participate in the digital world and unlock their full potential.

In addition to providing direct support to individuals with disabilities, the National Digital Observatory will also work to raise awareness and advocate for policies and programs that promote digital inclusion. By working with government agencies, technology companies, and other stakeholders, the observatory will help to shape a more inclusive digital ecosystem that benefits all members of society.

The development of this Observatory that can be accessed through a Mobile App or the web represents a significant step forward in promoting digital inclusion and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. By leveraging the expertise of NUDIPU, 8Tech Consults, and the Government of Uganda through UCC, this initiative has the potential to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities and create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

You can access the National Digital Observatory via www.ict4personswithdisabilities.org or you can download the ICT4Person With Disabilities Mobile App on Google Play.