A global forum to further the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people.

The programme was brought to you with the support of:



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American University in Cairoemployment related services associationLearning and Work

Business Disability Forum

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Council of Europe





Congress programme

The 23rd RI World Congress agenda provided a thoroughly comprehensive programme covering training and education, the world of work, independent living, ageing and rehabilitation, disaster management and rehabilitation, along with inclusion in sport, leisure and tourism. 

The programme focused around one central concept – inclusion – which connected all of the different agenda topics. The Congress addressed key challenges, strategies and objectives for improving the lives of people with disabilities. 

There was also an exciting social programme and several fringe events. 

For more programme details, please click the links below:

The Congress was conducted in English, supported by palantypists, British Sign Language and International Sign Language.

We are most grateful to both our commercial and government supporters for their help.

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A series of seven themed agenda streams at RI World Congress ensured that maximum value was gained by attendees. Each stream included dedicated speeches, seminars, workshops and other ways of tackling specific issues.

      • World of Work
      • Care and Independent Living
      • Education and Training
      • Ageing and Rehabilitation
      • Culture, Leisure & Sport
      • Accessibility and Inclusion
      • Disaster Management

Social Media 

For social coverage of RIWC 2016 visit:

RI World Congress on Twitter


The RI World Congress Facebook page