In part eight of our series on Uganda’s disability policy environment, Alon Mwesigwa reports that Kampala’s roads are very unfriendly to persons with disabilities, despite having generally well-thought-out laws.

Watching Helplessly

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:00 Written by

PWDs has been left out of information explosion

This is the third feature in our 10-part series analysing policy and practice on disability in Uganda. Alon Mwesigwa looks at how the disabled are left out of the information loop.

She hears and speaks for the deaf

Saturday, 26 January 2013 00:00 Written by

In Summary: Singing, she believes, is what God called her to do. An interpreter for those who cannot hear, Sarah Ojirot speaks to Full Woman about her love for her calling.

The birth of a child brings joy to every parent. “I had never felt happier. I was so excited,” says Florence Kabasomi, a teacher from Kyegegwa district.

Since childhood, Hope Agwang was ready to fight and protect her family from stigmatisation because her siblings and mother are deaf.

One of the reasons one - time British Prime Minister Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” must have been her natural, green environment.

Being deaf could discourage one from engaging in politics, especially at the top level.

Deaf and dumb but an efficient receptionist

Saturday, 26 November 2011 00:00 Written by

Appy Namatovu Ssempala walks gracefully to her seat at the front desk of the offices of the National Union for Disabled Persons.

Deaf miss AIDS messages, say activists

Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:00 Written by

RIGHTS activists have called for a programme to address HIV/AIDS among persons with hearing difficulties.