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Our Stories

Read the remarkable stories of persons with disabilities around the world, or share your own story, not only to motivate those who are in a similar position or face similar obstacles, but also to make your voice heard by wider audiences and actors globally. This collection of stories constitutes an important set of case studies and data from which governments, disabled people organizations, other civil society organizations, as well as the private sector can draw to develop informed policies, community actions, and business plans.
Comfort Chalie
Comfort Charlie
56, Private sector
NG
Comfort Charlie
Norah Alghusun
30, Private sector
SA
Norah Alghusun
foto de medio cuerpo junto con la bandera de Argentina
Celeste Dimeglio
43, Public administration
AR
Celeste Dimeglio
Beyond the Pain
Evarist Ankwasiize
47, Research/University
UG
Evarist Ankwasiize

The Facilitators

Persons with disabilities around the world face several barriers that prevent them from receiving an education, participating in social, political, and social life, and accessing information and knowledge through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Critically, these are some of the necessary facilitators for the advancement of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. The identification of these facilitators constitutes a significant step towards the inclusion of the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities as essential to the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development programmes, policies, resources, instruments, and services.

Accessible communication

  • 9.82% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 8.04% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 9.82% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Assistive devices and personal assistance

  • 18.75% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 17.86% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 10.71% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Attitudes

  • 16.07% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 14.29% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 12.5% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Community organizations

  • 16.96% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 12.5% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 13.39% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Education

  • 23.21% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 22.32% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 20.54% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Health care and rehabilitative services

  • 3.57% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 11.61% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 10.71% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Laws, Policies and Institutions

  • 8.04% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 8.04% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 9.82% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Other livelihood generating support

  • 1.79% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 0% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 0% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Social protection programs

  • 0.89% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 0.89% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 4.46% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Transportation

  • 0% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 2.68% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 5.36% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important

Workplace accommodations

  • 0.89% of the community rated this facilitator as the most important
  • 1.79% of the community rated this facilitator as the second most important
  • 2.68% of the community rated this facilitator as the third most important
Family

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