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One small step that development practitioners can take, Loryman said, is to make communication more inclusive. Examples could include translating materials into braille, employing sign-language interpreters, and making assistive devices available. DFID launches its first disability inclusion strategy. Development actors are, however, getting better at embedding inclusion within their work, Loryman acknowledged.
For example, in , the U. Since the introduction a decade ago of the U.
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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , a great deal of progress has been made internationally in terms of policies and laws related to disability, Loryman added. People with disabilities need however to be involved in the creation of any new legislative framework, which also needs to be implemented and properly resourced to become effective, she added. It is also important that people with disabilities are placed in positions of power related to issues extending beyond disability, Loryman argued. For more coverage on creating a disability-inclusive world, visit the Development Enabled series here.
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