A team of three people is in Nairobi, Kenya representing Ghana in this year’s disability-inclusive conference.
The team is made up of the President of the Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, who is also the chairman of an advocacy organisation, Ghana Disability Forum, Alexander Kojo Tetteh.
The others are the Oti Regional Minister, Hon. Joshua Makubu and Madam Alice Mamaga Akosua Amoako, a social entrepreneur and the founder of Autism Ambassadors of Ghana. She is also one of the developers of the Autism Aid App.
Over 350 people are in Nairobi for the 3-day conference. 2,000 people are joining virtually via 15 live watch parties in 15 African countries, each hosting approximately 50 people.
This is the only big event in Africa advocating for digital accessibility and assistive technology by pushing for Inclusive ICT, education, and employment policies.
On the first day, Monday, May 29, 2023, Mr. Alex Tetteh joined other members of a panel that discussed strategies to ensure more employment opportunities for persons with Disabilities in Ghana and Africa.
Mr. Alex Tetteh (far right) during a panel discussion
The purpose of the annual event which started in 2020, is to promote the advancement of digital accessibility and assistive technology for persons with disabilities in Africa.
Over the last three years, this event has created a platform for disability and accessibility experts, people with lived experiences, policymakers, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and others to share knowledge and created awareness across Africa about the importance of leaving no one behind.
The discussions include employment, education innovations and more. The event has also received global attention through sponsorships and partnerships with global tech leaders, influential keynote speakers, and disability leaders throughout Africa.
inABLE.org was established in 2009 to address the urgent need to connect blind and low-vision students to the rest of the world by breaking down the barriers to communication, education and employment.
The priority was the creation of a computer-assistive-technology program for blind and low-vision youth in Kenya to provide digital skills training to disadvantaged youth.