People with a range of different needs and perspectives need to actively contribute to each stage of designing sanitation and health (S&H). This results in facilities that can be accessed and used by everyone.
To achieve total sanitation, CLTS has to be inclusive. There are ethical reasons for this, but the bottom line is that while open defecation continues, all people in a community are affected. This webinar focused on people with disabilities and their particular needs for access to sanitation. People affected tend not to be present at triggering, to lack voice in the community, to have their needs overlooked, and may even be hidden by their families.
An initial presentation outlined the reality of the experiences of people with disabilities and the varied nature of their needs, with examples of how these can be met. This was followed by an open discussion about practical steps that people engaged in CLTS can take to make the different phases and processes of CLTS more inclusive.