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Disability rights

We believe everyone has the right to learn, earn and be happy, which is why we promote equal opportunities for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

Ranu, Hanufa and Juthika, the owners of Satata Enterprises.

Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where everyone can access health, education and employment without fear of stigma or discrimination.

There are 800 million people with disabilities in low and middle income countries, and many of them are routinely denied basic human rights, This is why supporting people with disabilities has been a vital part of Sightsavers’ work since the organisation was founded in 1950.

Watch our video to learn about Sightsavers' disability work.

We want equality for people with disabilities

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More on disability

A girl with deafblindness plays with her siblings.
Sightsavers from the field

“As a parent, to see your child happy, is as much as you can ask for.”

Sightsavers and Sense International supported 14-year-old Hellen and her family from Masindi, Uganda, by helping them communicate with each other and support themselves financially.

April 2020
A girl with deafblindness plays with her siblings.
Sightsavers blog

Supporting children with deafblindness in Uganda

Alice Nabbanja from Sense International explains how the organisation has been working with Sightsavers in Uganda supporting young people with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Sightsavers, April 2020
A group of Disabled Person Organisation (DPO) representatives meet in Nairobi, Kenya for advocacy training and planning as part of the Inclusive Futures initiative.
Sightsavers blog

#DisabilityC19 Twitter chat

Sightsavers' Andrea Pregel talks through the highlights of a Twitter chat around disability and COVID-19.

Andrea Pregel, April 2020