The Atlas Alliance is proud to present our 2016 Progress report. 2016 also marks the first year for implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a
framework that recognises meaningful participation and inclusion of persons with disability in all areas of
development and economic growth.
The idea behind this booklet was conceived in a car on a
bumpy road in Malawi, where Ms Lilian Mariga first showed
me a copy of a teachers' manual for supporting children with
disabilities. The manual was comprehensive and detailed, and
well used. An idea started to grow; Ms Mariga's manual should
be adapted to provide information on deafblindness. And – it
should be accessible for not only teachers, but for parents and
for all persons who interact with persons with deafblindness.
Sign language is still unknown to most Ugandan and the media continues to be insensitive to the needs of the Deaf broadcasts without sign language interpretation services, says Nyapolo Patience.
Blog contribution from Emmanuel Bychance in NUDIPU - National Union of Disabled People in Uganda