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Innovative Technology:

Banga is opening up the world of public art to the visually handicapped.

Simon Banga, an artist and activist from Uganda, is working to ensure that the country's cultural landmarks are accessible to people with visual impairments by having them transcribed into braille and tactile formats.

The fifty-year-old artist claims to have transcribed five Kampala landmarks so far: the Independence Monument on Speke Road, the Journey Monument on the Kololo Independence Grounds, the World War Monument in City Square, the Stride Monument between the Uganda Parliament Gardens and the Kampala Serena Hotel, and the Centenary Monument in Centenary Park.

He's now working on transcriptions of two public monuments: the Kabaka Mutebi Monument at Bulange in Mengo and the Kawalya Kaggwa Monument on Kampala Road.

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