One thing that is very common in this world is the targeting of people who are disabled or otherwise at a disadvantage. People who have everything functioning well often pick on those who have either been born at a disadvantage or are suffering from a life altering incident. It is bad enough for the disabled that they have to deal with their disabilities. The worse part is that people are going to be treating them as if they are a lesser person. Sometimes, they treat the disabled or disadvantaged with contempt. Either way, the disabled are left feeling as if they are less than human.
Fortunately, Sightsavers is among the groups of people that are fighting for the rights of people who are disabled. They are engaging in conversations that deal with the topic of disabilities. There is a huge need for this type of dialogue so that people can not only learn more about disabilities and what people who have them are up against. One of the purposes behind this type of conversation is to raise up compassion for people who are facing some kind of disability. There are a ton of issues that the disabled are faced with in society.
Among the issues that Sightsavers is helping to solve is the issue of exclusion and social stigma. The sad thing is that there is a stigma about people with disabilities. While some people do recognize them and their needs, a lot of people are rather dismissive at best towards the disabled. Then there are certain people that go out of their way to be rude and unjust to the people who are struggling with disabilities. Sightsavers makes it so that people who are disable can find some kind of way to get the support they need. Among the topics discussed are inclusion in education and employment.