Kenya gazettes ICT Standards to ensure digital inclusion of persons with disabilities

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Techish Follow on Twitter May 26, 2022
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The  Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) in partnership with inABLE has launched the first-ever Inclusivity ICT Standards in Africa at the Inclusive Africa Conference. The new standard, gazetted on 13th May 2022 is set to ensure that Public and Private sector digital products and services are accessible to Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s), older persons largely disconnected from most e-government services, and business owned digital platforms.

Speaking during the event, Prof. Margaret Kobia, PHD, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Public Service said, “I am pleased to note that today we witness yet another milestone in our Country’s quest for disability inclusion. This is the launch of the Kenya Standard (KS ISO 2952) on Accessibility for ICT Products and Services for persons with disabilities. This launch makes Kenya the first country in Africa to develop a digital accessibility standard for persons with disabilities. The standard provides a framework for gauging and ensuring public ICT products and services are sensitive [...]

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