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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.

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Sightsavers blog

The white cane: from my adversary to my ally

"Had my white cane given me COVID-19? I began resenting it, but it was not possible to do away with it. The more ill I became, the more I needed it."

Sightsavers, October 2020
Student Ariane smiles at her desk while wearing her new glasses.
Sightsavers Reports

Promoting inclusive education for girls and boys with disabilities in West and Central Africa policy brief summary

To ensure every child has access to quality education, this policy briefing recommends all stakeholders work together to reform education systems.

Man using a computer's built-in screen magnification options
Sightsavers blog

Accessibility of remote meeting tools

Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell looks at various meeting tools and their suitability for users with disabilities. In part two of this blog, she looks at online tools used in remote meetings.

Kate Bennell, October 2020