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Uganda: Living With Disability in the Digital Age

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Kampala, Uganda — Beatrice Guzu, the executive secretary of the National Council for Disability has been visually impaired (blind) all her life.

She says throughout her student life, she experienced hardships that only blind students face. Her books were bulkier. Then she had to get other students read back documents; especially lesson notes for her. When she eventually got introduced to information communication technologies (ICTs), she says, she felt relieved.

"I became independent," Guzu says, "ICTs are not a matter of luxury anymore for people with disability."

When she spoke at a forum organized by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) last

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