disability inclusion

September 22, 2019

When invisibility stops being a superpower

What are your first thoughts when you hear “public toilet”? Dirty, smelly might be some of the words that come to mind. However, inaccessibility is a feature that we are less likely to think of. For people living with disability, this might be the only feature without which they cannot access something as basic as a public toilet.
September 8, 2019

Eyes wide shut: Why inclusive digital spaces matter

At this year’s BRAC Frugal Innovation Forum, I had the opportunity to meet Mr Vashkar Bhattacharjee, National Consultant for Accessibility at a2i. Vashkar da sat right next to me at dinner and what happened right after was something that I will cherish forever.
September 1, 2019

Four ways BRAC is prioritising disability inclusion in the workplace

Inclusion is not intuitive. Often organisations and people with the best intentions are limited in the know-how on being inclusive.
June 14, 2018

Leaving no one behind: Disability-inclusive disaster risk management

In the last decade, disasters have cost the global economy USD 520 billion and pushed 26 million people into poverty. Certain groups, such as people with disabilities, have historically been disproportionately affected by natural hazards.
August 2, 2015

Financial inclusion of people with disabilities – Is access the biggest barrier?

“I am not sure if I can repay more loans, and I don’t want to be overburdened by debt.” That was how Noyon, a small grocery shop owner with a physical disability, replied when BRAC asked whether he would like to take a loan to expand his business.
July 9, 2014

Inclusive microfinance – putting the ‘ability’ into ‘disability’

On  24 June, 2014, BRAC welcomed Joshua Goldstein from the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, to Bangladesh. Josh, a key figure in the campaign for disability-inclusive development, is helping to galvanise a worldwide movement that takes financial inclusion that necessary step further- including persons with disabilities. Naturally - connecting with the world’s largest NGO seemed like a great place to start.
September 17, 2010

BRAC opens its limb and brace center in Haiti

This week, BRAC was finally able to open its limb and brace center and began serving patients in Haiti.