NGO Criticises Govt’s Approach to Disability

Approximately 7.5 percent of South Africans are disabled and visual impairment is still the most prevalent disability, SACB

The South African National Council for the Blind (SACB) says approximately 7.5 percent of South Africans are disabled and visual impairment is still the most prevalent disability.

Now a report titled ‘Left in the Dark’ has been released by SECTION27, a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect human rights, details the failure to provide access quality education to blind and partially sighted learners in South Africa.

Justice Zak Yacoob, the chair of Mobility for The Blind Trust as well as a board member at SECTION27 Section 27 says, "The biggest issue is what the government does when it comes to dealing with disabled learners…”…they think that inclusive education for all people with disabilities is the same but it’s not…”

To read the article titled, “SECTION27 takes issue with govt's approach to disability,” click here.
 

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