Book early to save 10%. RI World Congress is the global forum for the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people.

Make a difference to the inclusion of disabled people – join the global movement now!

The Rehabilitation International(RI) World Congress will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 25-27 October 2016. New programme details of this major global event have just been released!

Join us in Edinburgh on 25-27 October to share your commitment to promoting a more inclusive world. We will be working to develop an innovative approach towards tackling accessibility issues and social exclusion, for participants to take forward around the globe.

New speaker details revealed!

We are delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is the RI World Congress Patron. There are also a number of world-class speakers lined up, including Scotland’s First Minister, the UK’s Minister for Disabled People, the UN and the World Health Organization.

We are also delighted that Paralympic wheelchair rugby player Aaron Phipps and gold medal winning rower Pamela Relph will be joining the RI World Congress to lead discussions on changing perceptions and breaking down barriers faced by disabled people.

Check out the agenda for full details of this prestigious event.

Get involved!

Early bird tickets, which include a 10% discount to the Congress, are available until 30 June 2016. Visit the RI World Congress website to reserve your place now.

You can also exhibit at the Congress or join us as a sponsor.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.


Rehabilitation International has been the world’s leading advocacy network since 1922 for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The organisation introduced the International Symbol of Access in 1969.

Shaw Trust is a national UK charity that works to transform the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people by helping them to realise their life ambitions.

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