What are the Listen Include Respect guidelines?

Guidelines are tools that explain the steps that you need to take to do something.

The Listen Include Guidelines guidelines explain how organisations should include people with intellectual disabilities in different parts of their work. 

They cover all types of work, from producing and delivering accessible information, to running inclusive meetings, to including people with intellectual disabilities in consultations.

View the Guidelines

Where did they come from?

We wrote the guidelines together with with Down Syndrome International. It took us a few years because we asked 1,500 people with intellectual disabilities and their families from almost 100 countries what we should include.

Why are they important?

The Listen Include Respect guidelines are important because right now, people with intellectual disabilities are not included in the work of organisations. 

These guidelines can help organisations at different stages in their inclusion journey to take steps towards making their work more inclusive so that everyone can take part and share their valuable ideas. 

Our Launch Event

The guidelines were launched at The 15th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities during a side-event.

You can watch the recording here:

How you can get involved

We are in the final stage of developing the Listen Include Respect guidelines and we need to hear your feedback on using the website to make them as useful as possible!

Explore the site, and think about if there is anything we could change to make it better.

Let us know by clicking the button at the top of the website.