Sarah Rule is a CBR and disability rights activist who lives and works in Pietermaritzburg in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. She originally trained and worked as a speech therapist and audiologist but since 1993 she has worked in the field of community based rehabilitation. Sarah was involved in the education and training of mid-level CBR personnel for 15 years and completed her PhD in 2009 entitled “Towards a Critical Curriculum for Mid-Level Community Based Rehabilitation Training in South Africa”. She currently runs a non-government organisation, CREATE, which advocates for disability rights, implements CBR and conducts research and training at local, provincial, national and sometimes international levels. Sarah wrote the first CRPD shadow report from South Africa in 2010, on behalf of the Umgungundlovu Disability Forum. She has published a number of articles in academic journals and has assisted the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria to work towards setting up a CBR diploma course. Sarah is currently working on a project that focuses on access to justice for persons with disabilities in traditional courts in South Africa and also on a project that is designed to spread knowledge and understanding of CBR according to the CBR matrix in order to address the need for disability inclusive development in South Africa.