ICTs for people with disabilities

[20 December 2017] The deadline for submissions on the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities has been extended to 16h00 on 17 January 2018.

Extension Code for Persons with Disabilities Draft Regulations

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[21 November 2017] ICASA has published a further draft of the Code for Persons with Disabilities after taking into consideration comments and recommendations from stakeholders received in respect of the November 2014 draft regulations.

Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities 2017

Submissions are due by 19 December 2017 and can be sent to:

Nditsheni Hangwani
Code for People with Disabilities Project Leader
ICASA
E-mail: nhangwani@icasa.org.za

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[8 January 2016] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has invited interested persons to attend an interactive symposium on ICTs and accessibility to be held from 3-5 February 2016 in White River, Mpumalanga.

DTPS Invite to ICT Accessibility Symposium February 2016

The aim of the symposium is to discuss the role of ICTs in the elimination of barriers to access by persons with disabilities in various areas including accessibility and usability of ICT facilities, products and equipment, to promote the perspective of such persons in ICT policy formulation and to provide feedback to the Disability Sector on the implementation of the Disability and ICT Strategy as well as the Youth and ICT Strategy which were both launched in 2012 by the DTPS.

There will be an opportunity to be part of an interactive exhibition, which will run  concurrently with the Symposium from 08h00 to 16h30. Details for the Symposium as follows:

  • Date: 03 to 05 February 2016
  • Time: 10h00 to 15h30
  • Venue: Protea Winkler Hotel, White River, Mpumalanga Province

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[18 November 2014] ICASA published  a new draft of the Code for Persons with Disabilities on 14 November 2014 and requested further public input:

Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities

Explanatory Memorandum on the decision to amend the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities

Submissions are due by Monday 15 December 2014 and should be sent to

Nditsheni Hangwani
Code for People with Disability Project Leader
ICASA
Fax: (01) 566 3417
Telephone: (01) 566 3418
E-mail: nhangwani@icasa.org.za

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[8 July 2014Final Schedule for hearings to be held at ICASA on the Draft Code for People with Disabilities, 10-11 July 2014
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[26 June 2014] According to a media release dated 24 June 2o14, public hearings on the draft Code for People with disabilities will be held around South Africa commencing on 26 June 2014 and culminating in a two day event at ICASA’s head office.

PROVINCE       DATE                 AREA
Limpopo 26 June 2014 APD Limpopo Hall (Sentinary House)No: 01 Pafuri AvenuePenina ParkPolokwane
Western Cape 27 June 2014 Cape Sun HotelStrand StreetCape Town
Eastern Cape 30 June 2014 Garden Court Hotel East LondonJohn Baillie RoadQuigneyEast London
Northern Cape 03 July 2014 Savoy Hotel Kimberley19 Old De Beers RoadKimberley
Mpumalanga 03 July 2014 Nelspruit Community Library45 Samora Machel DriveNelspruit
Gauteng 10-11 July 2014 ICASA Head Office164 Katherine StreetSandton

Our information is that licensees and stakeholders who made written submissions are expected to attend the Johannesburg session.

For more information about the public hearings, please contact Mavhungu Makatu on (011) 566 3429 or email to mmakatu@icasa.org.za or Nditsheni Hangwani on (011) 566 3417 or nhangwani@icasa.org.za.

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[2 April 2014] ICASA has published a new Draft Code for People with Disabilities Regulations for public comment.

Draft Code for People with Disabilities Regulations 2014

Comments are due by 16 May 2014.

Once finalised these regulations will replace the existing Regulations Code on people with disabilities (GG30441)

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