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Our commitment to inclusion

Sightsavers’ 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, Sightsavers’ Social Inclusion Working Group draws its members from across the organisation.

It has provided training to staff, developed vital tools and helped to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion, accessibility and disability rights. 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

Erin Pritchard.

“To be truly accessible, we must move away from stereotypes”

Dr Erin Pritchard, who has dwarfism, visited Sightsavers to speak about her research into the condition and how it is often contested as a disability.

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Why recruiting staff with disabilities is key for Sightsavers

As part of our mission to promote disability rights, we strive to attract diverse candidates, whatever their abilities.

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Sightsavers hosts accessibility workshop to promote inclusive design

The event encouraged designers and other creative professionals to think about about accessibility.

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.
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