Friday, 15 October 2021

Anambra Govt Launch Website to carter for needs of PLWD

Ukpa Ewa | 14 Oct. 2021

AWKA: As part of its commitment to not only run an all inclusive government but ensure those living with disabilities are adequately provided for, the Anambra State government has launched a website to Carter for the needs of people living with disabilities in the state. 

The website which is domesticated with the Office of the Governor on Disability Matters (OGDM), was widely built with many content and navigation made visible to screen readers with haptic sensors with features such as : live documentary, achievement of the OGDM office, disability rights law, blog session, gallery, user registration portal, department session among others. The site is also designed with white fonts on dark background for easy visibility for low visually impaired people. 

Addressing Journalist in Awka, the Special Adviser on Disability Matters Barr. Chuks Ezewuzie said the website was the first of its kind set up to get information about activities of the present administration for the disability community.

He acknowledged that Information Communication Technology (ICT) was the future world as any office not connected to the internet was an office left behind as the world was evolving on a fast pace.

Barr. Exewuzie however called on Ministries, Departments and  Agencies     (MDA'S) to establish their presence on-line for wider reach to sustain Governor Governor Willie Obiano vision.

In his remarks, the head of ICT Office of the Governor on Disability Matters and ODGM Website developer Mr. Ugonna Bonaventure Umeokwonna, visually impaired described the website platform as a heavy site built with optimised accessibility for persons with disability in mind.

Ugonna Umeokwonna further urged people to visit the website for information and activities about disability community.

In attendance was the Special Assistant (SA) to the Governor on Sign Language Communication Mr. Collins Joseph and Executive Assistant (EA) to the Governor on disability services Mr. Ugochukwu Okeke.