Disability and Development: A handbook

wvaustralia-aiddisability_middleheaderDISABILITY & DEVELOPMENT: How to include persons with disabilities in development cooperation.

Although this manual is aimed at people working on aid programs in developing countries, there are many aspects that could be applied in the Australian context.

The first chapter covers the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the development process supported by the international cooperation. The second chapter relates the collection and analysis of inclusive development appropriate practices based on RIDS members’ experience. The manual ends with a series of recommendations aimed at promoting an effective inclusive development process. The case studies are from many different parts of the world. The manual was published in Italy and translated to English.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have also produced a handbook for Universal Design Principles for Australia’s Aid Program.