- Aug. 16, 2021
-- inABLE.org—a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, D.C that provides disadvantaged African youths with access to essential educational resources through its computer-labs-
for-the-Blind program and inclusive digital accessibility advocacy—is pleased to announce three new Board of Directors Officers:
- Sara Basson, Accessibility Evangelist at Google and President, Disability Alliance
- Benard Chitunga, Senior Officer- Partnerships, Donor Relations and Special Projects at Africa Development Bank Group- Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA)
- Mercy Ndegwa, Head of Public Policy for Facebook covering the East & Horn of Africa region
Over the last 12 years, inABLE has set up eight computer assistive technology labs at special schools for the blind and visually impaired across Kenya and enrolled more than 9,000 students. Additionally, to ensure everyone has access to information on the Internet, inABLE collaborates with partners on training, evaluation, research, advocacy and policy projects related to digital accessibility. In 2020, inABLE launched the Inclusive Design Africa webinar series and is organizing the second annual Inclusive Africa Conference, (http://www.inclusiveafrica.org./
) to be held virtually on September 30 and recorded.
The 2021-2022 inABLE— https://inable.org/
—Board priorities include: Developing a USA accessibility program, fundraising to scale the Computer Labs for the Blind program across Africa, enhancing public relations to improve impact visibility, and facilitating the development of the National ICT Accessibility Standards in Kenya.