“Benetech is passionate about the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life, including decent work and financial independence. We are excited to be a part of the DFID UK Aid Connect program, in partnership with Sightsavers and Leonard Cheshire, to design and build inclusive software solutions that amplify individual voices through data and stories. More than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. In developing nations in particular, people with disabilities struggle to find employment that values their strengths and allows them to provide a meaningful contribution to society. We must change this status quo while empowering a billion people to reach their full potential. That is what this project is all about, and it is why we are proud to participate.” Betsy Beaumon, President, Benetech.
The full release from DFID is below and also available on Gov.uk:
UK Calls for Action to Address ‘Global Injustice’ of Discrimination Against Disabled People
The UK hosts its first ever Global Disability Summit and calls on international partners to tackle the prejudice faced by disabled people.