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This is the USPF's response to the promotion of access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies and systems in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the aim of ITU's member states to achieve global inclusive ICT. This project is implemented through the deployment of assistive technologies to relevant institutions to address the peculiar needs of the target beneficiaries.

Objective

The objective of this project is derived from Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which specifies in its first paragraph: "To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems..."

The project provides ICT tools and Assistive Technologies (ATs) to the blind, the deaf, dumb, crippled, cognitively-impaired, and other categories of people living with disabilities. As disadvantaged members of society, the project is designed to assist in improving the quality of life of people living with disability by:

  • Providing support to identified groups in accessing Information and Communication Technologies.
  • Improving the overall learning experience of persons living with disabilities by equipping educators with the right hardware and software
  • Providing ICT and assistive solutions to cover as many areas of disabilities as possible, including but not limited to sight, hearing, mobility etc.
Service Model

This is a fully funded project. Through open competitive bidding, companies are selected to deploy the appropriate assistive technologies to the institutions catering for people living with disabilities.

Benefits
  • Inclusion of people living with disabilities into the knowledge economy
  • Enables persons with disabilities to live independently
  • Improved access to information and services
  • Encouragement of independent and active learning by persons with disabilities
  • Improved capacity of the institutions and teachers
Locations

S/N

NAME OF   INSTITUTION

STATE

ZONE

1.

School   for the Handicap, Kuje, Abuja

FCT  

FCT

2.

School   for the Blind, Jabi, Abuja

FCT  

FCT

3.

Kwara   State School of Special Needs, Ilorin

Kwara

North   Central

4.

Niger   State School of Special Education, Minna

Niger

North   Central

5.

Special   Education School, Kuka Bulukia, Kano

Kano

North   West

6.

Rehabilitation   Centre, Katsina

Katsina

North   West

7.

Special   Education Centre, Gombe

Gombe

North   East

8.

Special   Education Centre, Jada

Adamawa

North   East

9

Evami   Special Education School, Enugu

Enugu

South   East

10

Special   Education Centre, Orlu

Imo

South   East

11

Federal   College of Education (Special), Oyo

Oyo

South   West

12

Ondo   State School of the Blind, Owo

Ondo

South   West

13

Madonna   Special Needs School, Okpanam

Delta

South   South

14

Bayelsa   State Comprehensive School for the Handicapped, Yenogoa

Bayelsa

South   South

Projects at a Glance

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Payment Channel

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