This report is the first systematic attempt to gather data on election access from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam. The report reviews, for persons with disabilities, existing legal frameworks, challenges and barriers in exercising political rights and participation; best practices and innovations; and examples of how disabled persons organisations have been involved in electoral issues
The inclusion of people with a disability in all livelihood approaches, including formal employment, income generation projects, skills development and access to loans and financial services is important and practical support proposals are provided based on rights based principles including:
- Awareness of disability and its implications
- Participation and active involvement of people with a disability
- Comprehensive accessibility through addressing physical, communication, policy and attitudinal barriers
- Twin track enabling full inclusion through mainstream access working alongside disability specific supports
A case study Improving socio-economic support for people with a disability, based in Laos, is provided.
There is a checklist for disability inclusion in livelihood programs.
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion