DFID Policy on Standards of Accessibility for Disabled People in DFID Financed Education Construction

This guidance provides standards for any new or renovation construction education projects funded directly by DFID to allow access by people with disabilities.


Access to education is identified globally as an inalienable human right. However, despite this, many children remain unable to access this right. It is estimated that nearly one third of out of school children have disabilities. Universal Design is widely recommended as a key access strategy for children with disabilities in meeting Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals.