Inclusive Environments | Student Poster | 2017


A Research Framework in Sanitation for People with Disabilities in Low-income Settings

Gauri Desai, Jane Wilbur, Korydon Smith, James N. Jensen, James Lenker, Pavani Ram
Stages of Development.

Stages of Development


  • To make progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal #6: Sanitation for all by 2030.
  • Global prevalence of disability estimated at 15.6%
  • 80% of these people live in low- and middle-income countries
  • ~360 million people with disabilities lack access to improved sanitation facilities
  • Millions may have been counted as having access, but may not be able to use facilities due to their inoperability

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    More than 15% of the world’s population has some form of disability, 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries, where basic needs, such as sanitation, often go unmet. People with disabilities often face environmental, social, and institutional barriers to accessing sanitation facilities, presenting a major hurdle to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of sanitation for all by 2030.