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DISABILITY MAINSTREAMING
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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
INFORMATION GUIDE FOR SENSITIZATION ON DISABILITY
MAINSTREAMING

What is disability mainstreaming?
Disability mainstreaming is the process of assessing the implications for persons with disabilities
(PWDs) of any planned action, including legislation, policies and programmes, in all areas and
at all levels. It is a strategy for making concerns and experiences of PWDs an integral
dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and
programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so that PWDs benefit equally and
inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve disability equality.
What does disability mainstreaming entail?
Disability mainstreaming entails promotion of inclusion and addressing the barriers that exclude
PWDs from full and equal participation in all spheres of life.
How can the University ensure disability mainstreaming?
1. By adopting inclusive and non-discriminatory human resource policies, reasonable
accommodation in the workplace and anti-discrimination legislation that contribute to
the creation of equal opportunities;
2. By ensuring that all new buildings and infrastructure are disability-friendly;
3. By ensuring equal access to services, including but not limited to information, health
services, education, and other programmes for persons with disabilities;
4. By setting aside funds to ensure effective disability mainstreaming within the University;
5. By formulating a system to gather gender-disaggregated information on the number of
persons with disabilities served in the University and the types of services provided;
6. By training and sensitizing staff on the rights of persons with disabilities, provision of
services and involvement of persons with disabilities in planning and programs, among
others.
COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO:
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
P.O. BOX 30197 – 00100 GPO, NAIROBI
TEL. 318262 (EXT. 28273) EMAIL: regadmin@uonbi.ac.ke

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