Social inclusion

People with disability showing the voting mark on their fingers.

Charting the road to accessible elections

On National Voters Day, let us revisit how the largest democracy in the world is moving towards making elections inclusive.

RN Mohanty, January 2019
People stand in front of a sign that says: European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

DPO Members supported by Sightsavers India take part in ‘European Disability and Development Week’ in Brussels

The visit was a part of the project ‘Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals- Empowering Disabled People’s Organisations'.

December 2018

Sightsavers India takes a step forward in making elections inclusive with participation of people with disabilities

The just concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh witnessed close to 74% voter turnout. What we witnessed was also a wave of ‘accessible elections’.

December 2018

Sightsavers signs an MoU with SSEPD, Government of Odisha

Department of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha has signed an MoU with Sightsavers to promote socio-economic development of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and inclusive eye health services for the economically weaker sections in 13 districts of Odisha.

July 2018

Pushpalata’s story

Hailing from Rajapur, 20-year-old Pushpalata received skill development training from the Rural Self Employment Training Institute.

Bajrang’s story

Blind since birth, 20-year-old Bajrang was unable to build confidence until he started receiving training on daily living skills.

A group of men celebrating.

India has come a long way in enabling opportunities for the visually impaired

It was in 1981, International Year of the Disabled People, that India celebrated and acknowledged globally developing a roadmap for the disabled.

RN Mohanty, July 2018

Ramlal’s story

30-year-old Ram Lal suffered from locomotive disorder since birth, but Sightsavers provided him with the opportunity to train as an organic farmer.

How Do You Perceive the Life of a Person with Disability?

I don’t believe that there exist ‘disabled people’ on earth

Shashwat Seth, January 2018

India has come a long way in enabling opportunities for the visually impaired

It was in 1981, International Year of the Disabled People ‘IYDP’, that India celebrated and acknowledged globally developing a roadmap for the disabled.

RN Mohanty, July 2017
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