The Invisible 1 Billion is a blog about disability inclusive ICT4D (information communication technology for development), aid work and communicating development. We will be discussing the various aspects of this topic until November 2018.

Who are the Invisible 1 Billion?


Around 15 per cent of the world’s population, or an estimated 1 billion people, live with some form of disability. Although new initiatives have been taken to enhance the situation, the world’s largest minority is still often made invisible in development programmes and discussions.

This blog aims to raise awareness about the effects of ICTs on people with disabilities within development work. It will ask questions about who is included and who is not, how and why. By illuminating inclusive initiatives and disability perspectives it explores new ways of thinking and doing to make the invisible visible.

Join the Conversation!

The conversations about ICT4D, aid work, and communicating development have left out the invisible 1 billion; but does ICT4D have the potential to challenge this inequality in these well-established worlds too?

Find out by reading our posts, following us on Twitter and joining our conversation! Follow us @invisible1bill1