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New website showcases innovation and research for a disability-inclusive future

July 2020
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Inclusive Futures, a consortium of 16 global partner organisations advocating for disability inclusion, launched its new website on 20 July.

The website is a hub of information for the global disability and development communities on learning and disability-inclusive programme best practice. It will showcase the work happening across seven countries to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities in healthcare, education, employment and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors to the site will have the chance to discover the people driving the initiative globally, nationally and locally. There will be an area of the site dedicated to the experts in inclusion and the people with lived experience of disability making the projects happen.

The website also features audio reports from citizen reporters around the world, who will report on global disability issues at a local level. These reporters will cover issues affecting their daily lives as people with disabilities, as well as uncovering views and perceptions of disability in the places where they live. This reporting will help to capture the impact Inclusive Futures is having on the lives of some of the world’s most excluded people through this unparalleled global collaboration.

Check out a teaser trailer from our citizen reporter, Alan, here:

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Inclusive Futures

Sightsavers is leading a global consortium of 16 international development organisations advocating for disability inclusion across seven countries.

About the initiative

Evidence and generating knowledge in real time are central to the Inclusive Futures approach. The website will be home to regular updates on what works, helping to push innovation, learning and radical new approaches to inclusive development policy and practices. The initiative builds on the commitments made at the first Global Disability Summit held in London in July 2018, and the website will highlight what has been achieved since then.

The Inclusive Futures initiative, funded by UK aid, was created to break down barriers for people with disabilities around the world. There are one billion people with disabilities globally and 80% of them live in low and middle income countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the discrimination and inequality they face on a daily basis, as many people with disabilities are struggling to access the care they need and information in accessible formats. Inclusive Futures is promoting equal access to quality education, health care and work without experiencing stigma and discrimination.

Find our Inclusive Futures audio channel on your regular podcast platform and subscribe to receive regular audio updates.

Explore the website here.

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People who have disabilities are the best people to report on the issues that affect them. That's why we’re recruiting our citizen reporters to bring one-on-one interviews, conversations, round table discussions and radio-style documentaries.

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