People with disabilities are usually among the poorest in the developing world. Yet they are often ignored by development organisations. These organisations are usually not aware of the capabilities of persons with disabilities and often don’t know how to adapt their activities so disabled people can participate.
This analysis aims to support development stakeholders in understanding CBR as a strategy for disability inclusive development in line with the Convention and to strengthen CBR programmes.
Over the last three decades, there has been considerable change in the understanding and practice of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), with the recognition that persons with disabilities have the same rights, and need access to the same services and opportunities, as others in their communities. CBR today is understood as a strategy to ensure inclusion, rights and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. CBR practice has changed from a medical orientated, often single sector (e.g. health or education), service delivery approach, to a comprehensive, multi-sectoral, rights-based one.
This guide seeks to address two important questions facing all eye care personnel, namely:
How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. And:
How to assist people with permanent vision loss whose sight cannot be restored.
Lessons learned from disability mainstreaming: In April 2013 an internal evaluation took place on the disability mainstreaming process within the FSUP Gaibandha project. This report reflects the lessons that we have learned about disability mainstreaming so far.
This report is the final in a series of four by PwC, commissioned by The Fred Hollows Foundation and other key NGOs across the eye care sector. The series addresses the costs and benefits of VISION 2020 - the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint program of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. This report synthesises the key findings of the previous three reports in the series.
Impact evaluation findings and lessons learned: Universal access to refractive services within the national health system in Uganda.
Impact evaluation findings and lessons learned: Inclusive Tanzania Network Access to education and political participation of persons with disabilities.
Impact evaluation findings and lessons learned: Inclusion Works! Including Persons with Disabilities in a Food Security Project in Bangladesh.
Towards an Inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities developing architectural design guidelines for accessible educational facilities.
The National Hearing Project in Papua New Guinea tackles the marginalization and exclusion of children and youths with hearing impairments all over Papua New Guinea, reaching more than 100,000 children, young people and adults in 19 regions.
Humanitarian crises and natural disasters hit vulnerable groups hardest. Amongst these are persons with disabilities. They are at risk of staying behind because they are either hidden as a result of stigma or when they and their caregivers cannot cope with the situation. Natural disasters and conflicts lead to an increase of disabilities caused, among others, by injuries or the effects of malnutrition. LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, in cooperation with local partners, is committed to make sure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten in emergency work.
The LIGHT FOR THE WORLD Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Framework brought together 14 CBR projects in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Mozambique between 2009 and 2011 to share experiences and learning. Between them, the projects reached 20,991 beneficiaries. Although the Framework has now ended, the individual projects continue to implement CBR activities with support from LIGHT OF THE WORLD. This report reflects the experiences of the projects during this period and the lessons learned that can provide invaluable learning for other CBR projects. It also provides a useful record of the projects’ activities and outcomes, and enables future planning.
During humanitarian crises and natural disasters, persons in vulnerable circumstances are hit hardest. This includes persons with disabilities. According to a recent WHO World Report on Disability, 15% of the population worldwide live with a disability, 80% of them in developing countries. This means that more than 700 million persons are at a higher risk of not accessing humanitarian action because of discrimination, physical barriers or their relative invisibility to intervening organisations.
AMFIU in collaboration with NUDIPU have been implementing a microfinance and Disability Project since 2006 with support from Norwegian association of Disabled (NAD). the Project aims at increasing access to sustainable microfinance services for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Uganda. Light for the World (LFTW) Netherlands and NAD financed this study aiming at unveiling the dynamics of organisational change – both the drivers of and obstacles to change - that have taken place within the MFIs/SACCOs in relation to disability inclusion, as well as the life changes experienced by persons with disabilities in accessing microfinance services.
Achieving education for all children in South Sudan.
Lessons learned on the inclusion of people with disabilities in a food security project for ultra poor women in Bangladesh.
Learnings from the ICO Task Force on uncorrected refractive errors and school eye health. An ICO learning paper.