In Uganda, it is difficult to identify service providers who cater to people with disabilities. Uganda lacks service providers such as guides for the blind, personal assistants, sign language interpreters, live and closed captioning, disability transportation, braille services, and guide dogs.
Diversity Ability Support Network Systems (DASUNS) has created an application that connects service providers and people with disabilities via https://www.dasuns.org. In late 2020, DASUNS launched a web-based application to link users of disability support services with providers. It was, however, in desperate need of an overhaul to increase accessibility, usability, and functionality.
It has been possible to upgrade the application, add more service providers and services, and make it more accessible to many more people with disabilities thanks to funding from the USADF and the CITI Foundation, business development services, and technical assistance from the Uganda Development Trust.
The Uganda Disability Fraternity, professional disability support service providers, and civil society organizations convened for the Co-Design and Training Workshop at the American Center in Kampala on April 28, 2023. Participating groups for people with disabilities and associations of diverse support service providers submitted comments to help guide future improvements.