DID4All: Resources for Disability Inclusive Development

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Welcome

DID4All is a website dedicated to providing resources and technical assistance on disability inclusive development.

Disability inclusive development seeks to facilitate people with disability to participate in and benefit from development programs on an equal basis with others. It addresses issues of equity and of development effectiveness. Disability inclusive development is both a process and a goal, that seeks to ensure that the 15% of the world's population that have a disability, can contribute to the development of their communities (World Report on Disability opens in a new window, 2011).

DID4All is funded by the Australian Government to promote disability inclusive development, provide quality resources to the development sector and help ensure that Australian Government funded development activities are inclusive of people with disability.

Purpose of the website

DID4All provides a selection of technical resources to promote disability inclusive development and to assist a range of stakeholders, particularly donors who are involved in development to design, implement, monitor and evaluate programs in a way that is inclusive of people with disability. The site provides latest news, links to research and publications relevant to disability inclusion across various development sectors and practical guidance, case studies and resources to assist disability inclusive approaches.

Through a secure login section, it also supports staff at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with a rapid and reliable helpdesk facility, providing high quality technical advice and advisory support on disability inclusive development to assist with informed policy and decision-making.

DFAT staff may submit requests for technical assistance and propose case studies relevant to disability inclusion by logging in the secure part of this site.

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Open New Resource in new window - Assistive Technology Procurement Study Technical Report

Globally, WHO estimates that 1 billion people need access to assistive technology (AT) and this figure will rise to more than 2 billion by 2050 as the global population ages and prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD) increases. There is now greater awareness of and advocacy for equitable access to both rehabilitation and AT than ever before. The study was conducted to understand the challenges that people in Pacific Island Countries currently face when trying to access AT. A summary and full report are available which provide an overview of findings, recommendations and next steps on how access to AT in the region could be improved. The Study was commissioned by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office and funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Motivation Australia led the process in partnership with the Pacific Disability Forum and the Nossal Institute for Global Health.