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Technology justice : a call to action

MEIKLE, Amber

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This publication presents the concept of Technology Justice and the case for radical and urgent action to achieve it. It provides an insight into three key global technology injustices, using example cases from different countries and sectors to explore various drivers of this injustice. These Include: why the poor cannot access or use the essential technologies that others take for granted; how misuse and overuse of technologies is damaging the environment we live in now, and stacking up problems for future generations; how technological innovation often contributes to these injustices, and fails to focus on solving the most pressing social and environmental challenges we face. The report ends with a call to action, outlining the need for change

Disasterready

CORNERSTONE ONDEMAND FOUNDATION

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Trusted by more than 80,000 humanitarians and developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes cutting-edge professional development resources available to aid workers and volunteers - anywhere, anytime, at no cost. DisasterReady.org’s online learning library of more than 600 training resources is constantly expanding and covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. DisasterReady.org is available as an open online learning portal for individuals to register on their own or for organizations looking to provide online training to employees and volunteers.​

International Classification of Functioning eLearning tool

World Health Organization

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This training pack is made up of various sections:

1/ The introduction is divided into the following items: Aims of the ICF / Uses of the ICF  / ICF Model / ICF structures and codes / Coding with the ICF  / WHO - FIC

2/ and 3/ There are also an Advanced and a Specialized section which both cover the following aspects: Clinical Practice / Statistics / Disability and social services / Research / Education

Global Disability Watch

The Critical Institute,
Shaun Grech

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Global Disability Watch is a one stop platform monitoring, collating and reporting timely, accessible and usable ground driven information on disability, disability rights violations and development policy and practice from a range of global contexts, prioritising the global South. Working with a diverse team of global partners, Global Disability Watch reports and also investigates, providing effective tools for focused advocacy, protection and assistance. Global Disability Watch advocates for and promotes inclusive, respectful and responsive policy, humanitarian and development responses.Global Disability Watch is a non-profit global programme set up and run by The Critical Institute

Washington group on disability statistics

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS

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"The Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) is a United Nations (UN) City Group commissioned to improve the quality and international comparability of disability measurement in Censuses and surveys." This website provides the WG's background, objectives, meetings, documents, and short set of questions. This website is useful to anyone interested in disability and statistics

Disability indicators: SDG advocacy toolkit

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC),
United Nations (UN),
International Disability Alliance (IDA)

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The Toolkit presents selected disability  indicators intended for measuring the progress made for persons with disabilities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It calls for the disaggregation of all relevant targets/indicators by disability, and the use of specific disability indicators as recommended in the toolkit

ILO global business and disability network

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)

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The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a network of multinational entreprises, employers' organizations, business networks and disabled persons' organizations who share the conviction that people with disabilities have talents and skills that can enhance virtually any business. The Network wishes to foster the development of a workforce culture that is respectful and inclusive; promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities. The Network's mission is to raise business awareness about the positive relationship between the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and business success. We serve companies of all sizes and markets by encouraging knowledge-sharing and joint activities thus building disability expertise, facilitating the development of national networks and promoting the business and human rights cases for disability inclusion in the workplace.

The Index for Inclusion Network

THE INDEX FOR INCLUSION NETWORK

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Like inclusion, building this Network is an unending, shared process, so we need your help in sending us your ideas and experiences.

 

The Index for Inclusion Network is a not-for-profit organisation to support the participatory development of education systems, schools, pre-schools, higher education and other community settings according to inclusive values. It links people in more than forty countries who have used, or want to use, the Index for Inclusion book to help them. It also connects people who use similar ideas in order to create alliances with and between them.

 

At the heart of the Index are some thousands of questions structured around specific aspects of a setting. These can lead adults, children and young people to look more deeply at the nature of their settings in order to make sustained improvements.

United Nations Enable

UNITED NATIONS,
Division for social policy and development

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This website is about the UN's disability programmes and focuses on rights, international standards and declarations, such as the World Programme of Action. Thematic issues covered include accessibility, promoting the rights of disabled people, mainstreaming disability and development, and building the capacity of disabled people's organisations. There are also links to disability databases and other disability organisations

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WEBPAGE

OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.

The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.

The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.

WASH and inclusion : WEDC conference papers

WATER, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WEDC)

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This database provides water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and inclusion papers presented at WEDC conferences.  Topics include inclusive sanitation, urban sanitation, school WASH, emergency sanitation and community led total sanitation in low-income countries

Do2Learn : Educational resources - Printable picture cards

DO2LEARN

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View2Do gives schools and families a powerful tool to create, share, network, and teach, all in an engaging visual medium ideal for students with learning and communication differences. Resource picture cards to teach daily living, social and behavioural skills are available with or without text and cover the topics of: healthcare, self-help, activities, home and school, social, safety, calendar and technology. Black and white picture cards are provided to help you make your own schedules, story strips and talking back cards. They can be printed as full-size coloring pages, in one or two-inch sizes with or without words. Printed and cut out, these can be used singly or grouped together.  

Special educational needs teaching resources

TES Global

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Strategies, advice and ideas to support inclusive lessons for students with special educational needs. Resources and ideas to support teaching and learning written by teachers. Topics include: attention deficit/and hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD); cognitive impairment; Down's Syndrome; gifted and talented; hearing impairment; independent living; individual planning; mental health; organisation; physical aids; sensory impairment; social skills; special needs behaviour management; specific learning difficulty; speach and language; and visual impairment. 

Practical recommandation to implement an ‘inclusive’ classroom

Dave Mactaggart

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This drawing illustrates an inclusive (modern and well equipped) classroom environment. Here are some of the recommendations illustrated: 

 • Group seating arrangement to promote group working, peer to peer support and buddy systems.

• Use visual supports eg, timetable in pictures.

• Accessible and child friend classroom: ramps, low reach blackboards, large window to let in light, easy maneuverability, accessible teaching and learning materials.

• Interactive teaching methods, supported by a specialist itinerant teacher (eg sign language or braille experts).

• Resource room for small group teaching.

Inclusive transition

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK (EENET)

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Challenges faced by learners during education transition from class to class or school to school and ways in which these transitions can be made more inclusive and supported are presented. 

Women enabled website

WOMEN ENABLED

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This website presents information about Women Enabled (WE), a non-governmental organization working to advance the human rights of women and girls worldwide, especially women and girls with disabilities. Links are provided to a comprehensive list of women enabled issues, in addition to related news and events, media and publications and advocacy advice to take action. This website is useful for anyone interested in the advancement of human rights for women and girls

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