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Our commitment to inclusion

Our 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, our Social Inclusion Working Group draws its members from across the organisation.

It has developed important tools, provided training and helped to raise awareness. 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

Molly Watt.

“Assistive technology has changed my life”

Accessibility consultant Molly Watt, who has hearing and visual impairments, visited Sightsavers to explain how her iPhone helps her to live independently.

How Microsoft is championing inclusive technology

Sightsavers social inclusion coordinator Kate Bennell was inspired by a recent talk from Microsoft inclusive technology evangelist Hector Minto.

Paralympian Georgie Bullen holds a yellow sign containing the words: 'Join us at www.sightsavers.org/campaign, #inthepicture'.

Paralympian Georgie Bullen shares her story

Georgie visited Sightsavers to discuss competing in London in 2012, and how the challenges of visual impairment inspired her to start her own business.

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 to all.
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