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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.

Inclusion news and blogs

Erin Pritchard speaks at the Sightsavers office
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Sightsavers awarded for supporting people with disabilities at work

Sightsavers has been awarded Disability Confident Employer Level 3 accreditation for its work promoting inclusion in the workplace.

February 2020
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Sightsavers from the field

Educating pre-school children when resources are scarce

Sightsavers’ Ronnie Stapleton visited pre-schools across Malawi to train teachers how to include children with disabilities. She also learned a lot along the way.

February 2020
A large group of people, most of whom are wheelchair users, sit together in a circle.
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#EqualWorld: Highlights from a year of global campaigning

In 2019 we campaigned for disability rights in 14 countries around the world. Here’s what we did and some of the impact it’s had so far.

December 2019

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