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When does disability begin? Identifying the age of onset

When does disability begin? Identifying the age of onset When a disability starts affects how that disability influences someone's life. How can we add to the Washington Group questions to collect…

Using the Washington Group Short Set in a Telephone Survey

Using the Washington Group Short Set in a Telephone Survey Surveys are not always delivered face to face, and especially in times like the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, the option of…

Differences in Reported Disability Prevalence Rates: Is something wrong if I don’t get 15%?

Differences in Reported Disability Prevalence Rates: Is something wrong if I don’t get 15%? The World Disability Report is often cited as estimating that 15% of the population has a disability, but…

Are People With Albinism Included In The Washington Group Questions?

Are People With Albinism Included In The Washington Group Questions? In some countries, people with albinism are automatically considered to have a disability and are also the victims of multiple…

Learning From The Use Of The Washington Group Questions In Development And Humanitarian Programmes

Learning From The Use Of The Washington Group Questions In Development And Humanitarian Programmes This post discusses issues in collecting disability data in humanitarian situations, and the…

Learning Lessons From Using The Washington Group Questions In Education Programming

Learning Lessons From Using The Washington Group Questions In Education Programming Girls Education Challenge (GEC) is a flagship DFID programme aiming to help up to a million of the world’s poorest…

How Can Administrative Data Be Used For Collecting Data On Disability?

How Can Administrative Data Be Used For Collecting Data On Disability? Administrative data have been suggested as a means to analyze the prevalence of disability as well as for disaggregating…

Why The Washington Group Questions Ask About ‘Difficulties’ And Not ‘Disabilities’- How A Single Word Can Make A Difference

Why The Washington Group Questions Ask About ‘Difficulties’ And Not ‘Disabilities’- How A Single Word Can Make A Difference Asking people on surveys if they have a disability leads to underestimates…

Disability And Data: Need For Numbers And Narratives

Disability And Data: Need For Numbers And Narratives Persons with disabilities have remained largely invisible in data collection efforts. Therefore, commitments to adopt questions developed by the…

Why Include The WG Questions On Both Surveys And The Census?

Why Include The WG Questions On Both Surveys And The Census? Censuses and surveys have different strengths and weaknesses. Including the Washington Group questions on both can can leverage the power…

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