Uganda: Sign Language App Will Ease Communication

10 November 2017

Digital Content

The Uganda National association of the Deaf last week launched a mobile application to ease communication for people with hearing impairment.

The Shs400 million App - dubbed UGsign Mobile - was developed in partnership with SPIDER, a Swedish programme for ICT in developing regions, to make learning of sign language accessible via digital platforms.

The development of this App is a commendable initiative. For a long time, Persons With Disabilities in general and those with visual impairment in particular, have complained about exclusion from accessing facilities and services ranging from education, social life, health services, to employment. This App, which contains sign language interpretations for all English words, will break barriers. Read the full article on The Monitor here.