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The African Journal of Disability, the official journal of CRS, AfriNEAD and CEDRES, is published for the purpose of advancing scholarship in disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in a uniquely African context. Widely read by scholars, professionals and students, it encourages scholarly exchange between all disciplines and academics from both the developing and developed worlds to work towards the improvement of human development and its practices across the continent.

Editor-in-Chief: Leslie Swartz, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Affiliations: Centre for Rehabilitation Studies (South Africa), Center for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (Ghana) and African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability (South Africa).


Call for papers for special issue of the African Journal of Disability (AJOD)

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals in partnership with the African Journal of Disability (AJOD) is pleased to announce a special issue focused on Wheelchair-related topics for lower-resourced settings.  Manuscripts are due by 15 November 2016 with planned publication in May 2017. Read more >>

Latest articles

Original Research
Childhood disability in Turkana, Kenya: Understanding how carers cope in a complex humanitarian setting
Maria Zuurmond, Velma Nyapera, Victoria Mwenda, James Kisia, Hilary Rono, Jennifer Palmer
Vol 5, No 1 (2016), 8 pages
Published: 2016-09-29

Original Research
Childhood disability population-based surveillance: Assessment of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Third Edition and Washington Group on Disability Statistics/UNICEF module on child functioning in a rural setting in South Africa
Marieta Visser, Mariette Nel, Caretha Bronkhorst, Lara Brown, Zaskia Ezendam, Kira Mackenzie, Deidré van der Merwe, Marné Venter
Vol 5, No 1 (2016), 9 pages
Published: 2016-09-26

Original Research
The validation of an educational database for children with profound intellectual disabilities
Karlien Spangenberg, Lieselotte Corten, Winnie van Rensburg, Elizma Kilian, Judith McKenzie, Hein Vorster, Jennifer Jelsma
Vol 5, No 1 (2016), 11 pages
Published: 2016-09-23


ISSN: 2223-9170 (print) | ISSN: 2226-7220 (online)

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