ADD has a vision of a world where all disabled people are able to participate as fully as they choose at every level of society. ADD's aims are:
- to support the development of a representative and effective disability movement made up of self-help organisations of disabled people, actively promoting the rights of all disabled adults and children for full inclusion in society
- to influence development practitioners and policy makers to include the rights and needs of disabled people in their work
ADD works in partnership with groups of disabled people in 12 of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia, who have joined together - either in informal groups or membership organisations - to campaign for human rights, equality of opportunity and to develop self-help initiatives. Disabled women, men and children are supported to speak out and establish their own organisations. Through supporting the growth of the Disability Movement as a major player within wider civil society, ADD hopes to see lasting social change and the full inclusion of disabled people.