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The Occupational Dimensions of Poverty and Disability

"In the first section we clarify the theoretical and research background to the paper. We then address occupation in greater depth, highlighting the features of occupational poverty and agency with which disabled people and their households approach…

Equitable Access to Water for People with Disabilities

Disability is a multi-faceted challenge to people’s development. It is both the cause and effect of developmental issues: people with disabilities are more likely than able people to be poor and those who are poor are more likely to be disabled. I…

Disability Rights during the Pandemic: A Global Report on Findings of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor

This report has one central purpose: To raise the alarm globally as to the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities worldwide and to catalyse urgent action in the weeks and months to come. The report is organised aro…

Assessing the Barriers to Accessing ICT to People with Disability in Tanzania

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. Like in many other countries, they are often under-educated, untrained, unemployed or underemployed, and poor. As such, they face numerous challenges including limited acces…

South Africa Disability Legislation and Policy Gap Analysis

South Africa in ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol in 2007 assumed the obligation to take all appropriate legislative, administrative and other measures to implement the rights of persons…

Advancing Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in Africa

Persons with disabilities have unique needs and have for long been disadvantaged. Yet the more some African countries get digitally connected, the deeper the digital divide for this community seems to grow. Despite growth in Information and Communic…

Access Denied: How Telecom Operators in Africa are Failing Persons with Disabilities

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to make significant improvements in the lives of persons with disabilities through enabling their access to information, and enhancing their social and economic integration in commu…

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