Although many people with disabilities have limited access to healthcare, education, employment, transport and leisure activities, their needs are rarely taken into account.
HI works with people with disabilities, their families, their communities and a range of organisations for a truly inclusive world where people with disabilities have equal opportunities and rights. We work with disabled people to promote inclusion in education, sport and cultural activities, access to employment, and lobbying governments to ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
Worldwide, more than 32 million disabled children don’t go to school. These children are denied their fundamental right to learn, just because they have a disability.
At HI, we believe that every child has the right to a quality inclusive education. Our work on inclusive education focuses particularly on children with disabilities - the most vulnerable and excluded young learners in the world, concentrating on low-income countries in both development and emergency contexts. Ensuring that all children and young adults with disabilities have access to school is a priority.
With your help, we can ensure that more children with disabilities are included in school. Find out how you can support our global #school4all campaign.
Free resources on disability and inclusion
Source, our website for practitioners and academics working in the field of disability, provides free access to resources on disability and inclusion, including books, journals, toolkits and reports. It includes material from developing countries and literature not readily available elsewhere.