UGsign mobile application to improve ICT accessibility in Uganda

The Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) launched the UGsign mobile application to support persons with hearing disabilities to better communicate using ICTs through a user-friendly interface. The project is intended to enable more than 1.3 million Ugandans to leverage technology to access diverse health, education and legal services.

The application was developed in partnership with SPIDER, a Swedish program whose mission is to enhance digital literacy in developing countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The organization groups different actors from the ICT industry including civil organizations, academia, private companies and government agencies.

Sources: GAATESand SPIDER