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10 facts on disability

Deaf children learning sign language at a primary school for the Deaf in Uganda.
ADD International/Geoff Sayer

Children with disabilities are less likely to attend school than non-disabled children.

Education completion gaps are found across all age groups in all settings, with the pattern more pronounced in poorer countries. For example, the difference between the percentage of disabled children and the percentage of non-disabled children attending primary school ranges from 10% in India to 60% in Indonesia.

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