Count Me In: Include people with disabilities in development projects. Practical Toolkit

Count Me In:  Include people with disabilities in development projects.

A practical guide for organisations in North and South

‘Disability inclusion’ has become yet another topic on the overflowing agendas of overburdened managers and programme officers at development organisations. But have no fear: this booklet will not add to your burdens. In fact, it will lighten them.

What we have learnt from experience – and what we want to share with you – is that including persons with disabilities in the target group of your organisation doesn’t require launching a whole new additional programme. It can be achieved within existing activities, training schemes and policies. This guide shows
you how. It contains simple, practical steps you can take to include persons with disabilities in your activities.

This guide is chock-full of suggestions, real-life examples and experiences to inspire development practitioners to take action. It is aimed at staff at head offices of development organisations in the North, as well as those working at implementing organisations in the South. We hope it will have value for donors,
NGOs, government organisations, policy-makers and, ultimately, for people with disabilities themselves.