‘Get the disabled into the digital economy’

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts to increase the involvement of persons with disabilities (OKU) in the digital economy need to be intensified, says OKU Sentral president Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi.

She said with the advent of online platforms, digital entrepreneurship opportunities are now seen as more inclusive for the OKU community.

Ras Adiba also suggested that the government launch the OKU Inclusive Digital Economy Roadmap to open up more opportunities and provide platforms for the community to be directly involved in the digital economy, especially online businesses.

Speaking at the OKU Sentral and Maxis Entrepreneur Workshop here yesterday, she said it was important for OKU to master technology to boost their marketability and enhance social inclusion.

According to Bernama, she also said the government and corporate sector could play a role in ensuring that OKU are part of the digitisation agenda as well as work together to bridge the digital divide among the community in the country.

Ras Adiba said private sector involvement in the supplier diversity programme could also increase OKU access to the market.

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