Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care
People with disabilities constitute the world’s largest minority group. As such, this ‘guide’ is a very important resource for all people working in eye health. It addresses the specific steps needed to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to eye health programs, and also the need to ensure that those with permanent vision loss access wider opportunities.
The ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop a global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have since signed the VISION 2020 declaration, showing their support to its objectives.