The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Innovation Service through its Digital Access, Inclusion and Participation Programme has announced a call for proposals that seeks to test initiatives and solutions to address some of the specific challenges faced by people with disabilities in displacement contexts.
Scope and Objectives
Tackling affordability roadblocks:
Persons with disabilities usually have lower income than their nondisabled peers; thus, in many cases, the cost of a device and connectivity services can be burdensome. Exploring initiatives with local service providers and phone manufacturers can provide opportunities to facilitate access to connectivity.
Accessible information and engagement mechanisms:
To guarantee effective information-sharing among people of concern with disabilities, content has to be developed, presented and shared through modalities and channels preferred by this vulnerable group. Making vital protection content and participation methods accessible across all disability constituencies ensures an accountable humanitarian response… more