Inaugural Inclusive Africa Conference To Address Digital-Accessibility

Global technology leaders Google, Facebook and Uber have already signed as sponsors and partners include G3ict and Access Israel.
By: inABLE.org
 
NAIROBI, Kenya - Aug. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- The new  Inclusive Africa Conference will take place March  29 -31, 2020 in Nairobi to explore new ways to improve accessibility and inclusion for all people, particularly persons with disabilities and the elderly. The conference organizer is inABLE.org , a nonprofit organization that empowers the blind and visually impaired through computer assistive technology. 

"inABLE took the lead to host this conference because it is high time to bring the digital-accessibility conversation to Africa", explains Irene Mbari-Kirika, Executive Director, inABLE. "According to the World Health Organization there are 80 million people with disabilities live in Africa, yet most digital accessibility discussions are taking place in the western world."

Global technology leaders Google, Facebook and Uber have already signed as sponsors and partners include G3ict and Access Israel. At the Inclusive Africa Conference, government representatives, assistive-technology experts and professionals working to advance computer technology, accessibility and inclusion will share knowledge, network, and participate in a conference hackathon event on March 29.

In the tech industry, the word "accessibility" means designing digital products and technologies in a way that people with disabilities can easily use the devices or products like everyone else. These include electronic content, websites, mobile applications, electronic content, devices and more.

To learn more about the  Inclusive  Africa Conference  visit: http://inclusiveafrica.org

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