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Title: Sanitation for all: a framework for research and practice to improve equity for people with disabilities
Authors: Desai, Gauri
Wilbur, Jane
Ram, P.
Jensen, J.N.
Lenker, J.
Smith, K.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: DESAI, G. ... et al, 2016. Sanitation for all: a framework for research and practice to improve equity for people with disabilities. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2497, 6pp.
Abstract: More than 15% of the world’s population has some form of disability, 80% of whom live in low- and middleincome 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. Providing individuals with Assistive Technology Devices (ATDs) is a common approach to increasing sanitation access and use, the efficiency of which needs to be considered in broader cultural and economic contexts. With a general motivation to make progress toward the sanitation-for-all goal, this paper discusses a sanitation-for-all framework and describes the role of ATDs in improving access to sanitation. The framework includes three interacting, mediating elements that influence sanitation access—personal/individual, social, and environmental factors. It also includes one moderating element: institutional structures.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31316
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