Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Challenges of Disability and Digital Inclusion in Nepal
Author: Jalasa Sapkota | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
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Synopsis: Lack of accessibility features in digital devices and websites, inadequate digital literacy, and limited access to the internet are some of the significant barriers to digital inclusion in Nepal. Despite the increasing utilization of technology, a significant proportion of individuals with disabilities in Nepal remain excluded from full participation in the digital realm. Nepal’s government and non-governmental organizations do not fully understand the importance of making digital resources accessible to people with disabilities. As a result, many websites and digital tools are not designed with accessibility in mind.
Nepal, officially The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the largest city. Nepal is mainly situated in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, bordering China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and India to the south, east, and west. At the same time, it is narrowly separated from Bangladesh by the Siliguri Corridor and from Bhutan by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse [...]