HHoT and its purpose

Practical advice on making humanitarian action accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities.


HHoT aims to contribute to improve the quality and effectiveness of emergency response.

This two minute video also gives an overview of the tool.

Download for best results

Once downloaded, HHoT works without an internet connection.

Download HHoT to your phone, tablet, laptop or other device and you can use it anywhere.

Upgrade to use all the features

To use HHoT offline and search for advice you may need to upgrade.

This tool works best in the latest version of major browsers. That is Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Apple users

HHoT works fully on iPhones and iPads with iOS 12+. You can upgrade easily upgrade your version of iOS.

The easiest way to upgrade is via your device settings. Go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the instructions to download and install the latest operating system.

Microsoft users

Internet Explorer does not support all features of this app. Please download either of the following browsers:

Google Chrome - Download Chrome

Mozilla Firefox - Download Firefox

Microsoft Edge (available if you have Windows 10 and above) - Download Edge

Finding the tips you need

Topics group related advice cards together.

Cards describe tasks or processes and how to make them inclusive.

Search for words (e.g. 'latrine' or 'ramp') for suggestions of cards giving you tips and advice.

Add cards to your Favourites page.


HHoT conforms to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.


CBM developed this tool and organised its contents by compiling good practices and guidance from many humanitarian and disability-specific organisations.

CBM feels this tool values and spreads existing knowledge, across the humanitarian sector.

CBM maintains and updates HHoT regularly, and will strive to support translation into more languages.

Ownership and re-use

You may use our content for non-profit use for free and without permission.

Please credit CBM as the source when using the material.

Pictures, schemes and drawings must keep their original copyright and/or source.

Help improve the tool

Write to us at inclusiveapps@cbm-global.org with your feedback and suggestions. Such as:

We value all contributions and recognise them in the reference sections.

Help us improve the information we provide, and ensure it is accessible to anyone who needs it.

Thank you.