The UNPRPD project in Uganda proposed to strengthen the policy environment and build institutional capacities for the use of assistive technology to ensure access to inclusive education and access to information. The proposed programme established links among Article 9 (Accessibility), Article 21 (Freedom of Expression and Access to Information) and Article 24 (Education) of the CRPD. In doing so, it aimed to follow a two-track approach with one track focusing on policy interventions to promote access to information more broadly, and education more specifically. In line with the work on an enabling policy environment, the second track focused on the development of textbook material in accessible formats and building the capacities of Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), key government stakeholders including teachers and information professionals as well as publishing companies on the use of assistive technology and accessible materials in the classroom, to ensure inclusive education and access to information.
Official project documents and reports