Slovak Disability Council

Slovak Disability Council (SDC) was established as the umbrella organisation of disabled persons’ organisations to promote their common interests at national and European levels.

At present, SDC brings together 20 organisations of people with different types of disability, operating all across Slovakia. Member organisations help people with physical, mental and intellectual disability, people with hearing and sight impairment and people suffering from various chronic diseases.

The Slovak Disability Council (SDC) was established on 20 November 2003 as part of a project of the European Disability Forum financed by the European Union in connection with the accession of new 15 member states to the European Union.

The main goal is promoting and advancing the common interests of people with disabilities, without regard to the type of disability. Membership to SDC is based on mutual cooperation with the aim of improving the living conditions of people with disabilities at national, regional and international levels.

SDC acts as an independent and relevant partner of the Government in the field of disability policy. Since 2004, SDC has been a regular member to the European Disability Forum (EDF) and honourable member to Inclusion Scotland.

SDC 2010 in numbers:

  • 3 web pages:,,
  • 3 employees
  • 6 published information materials
  • 5 trainings in towns: Komárno, Bratislava, Žilina, Teplý Vrch, Tatranská Lomnica
  • 11 graduates of training course at IBM (5 of them already employed at IBM)
  • 20 member organizations
  • 54 individual consultations of social rehabilitations
  • 30 external colleagues
  • 40 volunteers
  • 75 contestants at photograph contest
  • 62 applicants with disabilities for the job at IBM
  • 80 performers at concert People need People
  • 120 participants at conference Slovak Disability Day
  • 150 articles in online magazine Bridges of Inclusion
  • 600 visitors of festival People need People



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