Leaving No One Behind: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Accessibility for People with Disabilities



Accessible Resources, Disabled People, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Challenges, Opportunities, Library and Information Centers


This paper aims to explore the importance of accessibility for people with disabilities in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to identify accessible resources that have contributed to the achievement of the SDGs for people with disabilities. This study investigates the need for increased investment, collaboration, and awareness to ensure that no one is left behind in the pursuit of sustainable development for people with disabilities. The paper also examines the relationship between disability and specific SDGs, including SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), and how achieving these SDGs can positively impact people with disabilities and the world as a whole. Additionally, the challenges and opportunities in providing accessible resources for people with disabilities are discussed, and the role of library and information centers in providing accessible resources is identified. The paper concludes that accessibility is crucial for people with disabilities to achieve their full potential and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. To ensure that accessibility is integrated into all aspects of the SDGs, there is a need for increased awareness, investment, and collaboration across sectors. By promoting accessibility, we can create a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, including those with disabilities, can achieve their full potential and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

Author Biography

Subhajit Panda, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Punjab, India




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How to Cite

S. Panda and N. Kaur, “Leaving No One Behind: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Accessibility for People with Disabilities ”, Int J Edu Comm Tech, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 16–26, Oct. 2023.



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