Water and sanitation for disabled people and other vulnerable groups: Designing services to improve accessibility

Based on three years of international research and collaboration with water and sanitation and disability sector organisations, this book fills a significant gap in knowledge, and should be of interest to the following audiences:◾ Water and sanitation sector planners, to enable them to consider the needs of disabled people in low-income communities in the development of strategies and general programme design; ◾ Water and sanitation service providers, to enable them to implement ordinary programmes and services in ways that include disabled people; ◾ Organisations providing disability services, to enable them to address the issue of access to water and sanitation in their work; and ◾ Disabled people's organisations, providing information and ideas to use in advocacy for access and rights, and to engage in the consultation process. The main focus of the book is on facilities for families in rural and peri-urban areas of low- and middle-income countries, but many of the approaches and solutions may also be applied in institutional settings, such as schools and hospitals and in emergency situations.