There is a lack of data and information on disability issues in the region, which is impeding informed advocacy and the development of strategies and policies. Against this limitation, the CLS in partnership with a number of local NGOs and activists as well as academics from Oxford Brookes University created a Disability Research and Advocacy Hub.
The Disability Hub is the first platform of its kind in the Arab region. It aims to provide persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers as well as organisations, researchers and academic institutions various kinds of information related to disability. Additionally, the platform will assist in informing research to make the Arab world more accessible and inclusive.
This platform includes:
A depository of the literature and database research on disability in the MENA region
A depository of directory and assistive technology services in the MENA region
Awareness material on disability and inclusiveness
A watchtower that will enable the public and organizations to report violations and successful initiatives in the field of disability through this forum.