The needs of disabled people and their families must not be overlooked - and Sense International campaigns vigorously so that their voices are heard.

Some governments and agencies take the view that disabled children are too expensive to educate and they simply will not try. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities makes it clear that this position is unacceptable. Research is also improving our understanding of the significance and benefits of including people with deafblindness in society.

First published: Wednesday 19 June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 29 April 2021