Imagine a world that everyone can access, move through & thrive in no matter their ability or disability
About the Ability Program
The Ability Program is an initiative set up in 2018 that is anchored in collecting data on how accessible African buildings and streets are for everyone to use, but especially for people with disabilities. We work to ‘MOVE’ – mainstream accessibility with organisations and volunteers that desire equitable mobility for all.
Ability maps out and collects basic accessibility data around African cities with trained volunteers. The data helps to establish how accessible the every day environment really is for everyone to use. This citizen generated data is then digitised, verified and published on our interactive map called MapAbility that stakeholders use to create sustainable development solutions towards equitable mobility for all.
MapAbility is an open source and interactive map that disseminates all the data that Ability has collected on accessibility in the built environment. Some of the data you will find on MapAbility cover indoor and outdoor accessibility features such as: bus stops, crossing points, pavements, audio and visual prompts, signage, entrances and exits, ramps and drop curbs, parking, stairwells, lifts and lighting.
On 16th April 2020, the Open Institute through the Ability Programme hosted an online Persons
The 2019 White Cane Safety Day is marked today, 15th October worldwide. By Japhet Kirimi &
Introduction On the 26th of September 2019, we attended a conference in Crowne Plaza, Upper