To promote disability inclusion in Nigeria, online newspaper, TheCable, has unveiled a Disability Inclusive News Application platform, DINA.
The app, which aligns with the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2019, will also safeguard Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) against misinformation through Cable Check.
Speaking at the unveiling, the Editor-in-Chief of TheCable, Mr. Kolapo Olapoju, who was represented by Ebunoluwa Olafusi, said with TheCable DINA, Nigeria is 99 steps closer to the inclusive world.
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Disability Rights Expert and Team Lead of Project Enable Africa, Mr. Olusola Owonikoko, while commending the initiative, said inclusion is no longer a choice. He also said there is technology and there is assistive technology, and making assistive technology avilable to Persons with Disabilities is the goal.
Similarly, while appreciating the online newspaper for the thoughtful initiative to bridge the gap between technology and disability, one of the persons living with visual impairments, Mr. Opeoluwa Ajibola, urged Nigerians, especially people living with disability, to download the app in order not to be left behind when it comes to news.
In his contribution, Executive Director of BudgIT, Seun Onogbinde, expressed satisfaction for the deliberate push to bridge the gap and promote the inclusivity agenda adding that there is nothing called development if it is not inclusive.