WASH Disability Inclusion Practices

27 April 2020

Key Messages from this guidance note on WASH Disability Inclusion Practices are as follows:

Address discrimination and stigma when providing WASH services, encourage the participation of people with disability in all decision making processes and ensure WASH-related information is in formats that people with different types of disabilities can understand.

Raise awareness and talk about people with disabilities’ rights to WASH as well as their specific needs when planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating WASH activities with government, sector partners and communities to promote positive attitude towards addressing the WASH needs of people with disability.

Consider disability in the design, monitoring and evaluation of development and emergency WASH interventions. Disaggregate data by disability, identify specific bottlenecks faced and solutions to the bottlenecks and include disability-related indicators.

Design and build WASH facilities (combining sensitisation, and social norms as well as technical solutions) according to the principles of universal design so they can be used by all, including people with disability. Specifically, WASH facilities should be physically accessible for people with different types of disabilities.

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