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Social Inclusion Working 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.

A Sightsavers brochure, showing the title 'Working for Sightsavers'.

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.

A group of creative staff sit at a table discussing their task.

Sightsavers hosts accessibility workshop to promote inclusive design

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

A colourful cartoon snippet showing the words Pow, What, Bang and Boom.

Can superheroes help make the world more inclusive?

Sightsavers’ Mike Straney explores how comics and pop culture are learning to embrace disability, gender and more.

Inside the colour room, which is bathed in red light to reveal an illustration of a girl on the wall.

Sightsavers’ inclusion work in 2018

The Social Inclusion Working Group’s final speaker session of the year focused on initiatives that colleagues from the group have been involved with in 2018.

Nidhi during her talk.

“The minute I started seeing less, I think I saw more”

Nidhi Goyal is a blind feminist from India who works on disability rights and gender equality. She recently visited Sightsavers’ offices to share her experiences.

Graeme Whippy.

“I help people to be brilliant at employing disabled people”

Disability consultant Graeme Whippy visited Sightsavers to discuss his work with Channel 4 and how it embraces diversity.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaking into a microphone at an event.

How to make your workplace inclusive for people with disabilities

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Adviser Getty Oforiwa Fefoame offers tips for employers to make sure they are accessible for all.

Attendees at the Zero Project conference chat next to one of the stands.

A world without barriers: what we learned at the Zero Project Conference

The 2018 conterence, hosted by the Essl Foundation, took place in the UN office in Vienna. Sightsavers’ Kate Bennell shares her experiences.

Emma at Sightsavers.

The hidden topic: why do we struggle to discuss mental health?

Emma Mamo, from mental health charity Mind, reveals how employers can help staff to improve their mental health.

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