This could affect their vision, hearing, movement, memory or thinking. Yet they still have a right to enjoy the same opportunities in life as everyone else and to participate fully in society.
This means we must design the world to include everyone, regardless of their ability, and make sure no one is excluded.
At Sightsavers, we want to make sure inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our organisation. To achieve this, we established a social inclusion group dedicated to ensuring we are as inclusive as possible.
The group has members from across the organisation, and aims to:
On our journey to learn more about social inclusion, we’ve hosted a series of talks from guests working in the fields of diversity and inclusion: read more about our guest speakers below.
We have also achieved Disability Confident employment accreditation, and strive to improve our organisation as a place to work for people with disabilities.
Sightsavers works in 30 countries worldwide to protect sight and fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.