Technological advances have to date made it possible for more learners to pursue education from which they would otherwise have been excluded. Institutions of higher learning, especially those specialising in open and distance learning (ODL), have played a key role in democratising education in this way. Be that as it may, the question remains: have we reached out to everyone? Have we, in other words, exhausted the potential of inclusive education? If not, what options are at the disposal of ODL institutions to deepen and widen inclusivity? The main feature of Issue 8 examines this.