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Our commitment to inclusion

Our Social Inclusion Working Group was established to help reach our goal of diversity in the workplace.

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Founded in the summer of 2016, our Social Inclusion Working Group draws its members from across the organisation.

It has developed important tools, provided training and helped to raise awareness. The group’s objectives are to:

  • Promote staff commitment to inclusion
  • Monitor inclusion efforts and identify gaps
  • Enable Sightsavers to become an employer of choice for people with disabilities.

Blogs from the group

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How to make your workplace inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Adviser Getty Oforiwa Fefoame offers tips for employers to make sure they are accessible for all.

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A history of inclusion

From the Old Testament to the Paralympics and beyond, we track the evolution and progress of disability rights, social inclusion and accessibility from ancient times to the present day.

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Make your work accessible for all

Ensuring your work can be enjoyed by everyone, including people with disabilities, should be an essential part of every project. Here’s how to do it.

Read more about our experiences

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What we’ve achieved

As well as helping the organisation achieve Disability Confident employment accreditation, the Social Inclusion Working Group has created and launched a global disability training programme for staff, and developed guidelines for print, digital and live event accessibility.The group also brings in external trainers and organises speaker sessions for visiting inclusion champions.

Learn more about our inclusion work

Read our Annual Inclusion Report
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International groups

Although originally established in the UK, Sightsavers’ inclusion group has been adopted by other offices too.
More on our work around the world

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Accessibility

We work hard to improve accessibility of our digital and print materials and ensure our events are accessible to all.
Visit our accessibility page

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Work with us

We recognise that diversity improves workplaces, and welcome applicants regardless of their background.
See our jobs pages

Why is inclusion so important?

Disability rights