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OPERA

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS (CESR)

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This section of the Center for Economic and Social rights’ website presents information about the OPERA framework. The centre “developed a simple, yet comprehensive four-step framework to analyse various aspects of the obligation to fulfil economic and social rights. Adopting the acronym OPERA, the framework incorporates different measures for specific human rights principles and standards, by framing them around four levels of analysis: Outcomes, Policy Efforts, Resources and Assessment” 

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

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

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

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

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The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.

Resources available include:

mhGAP Operations Manual (2018)
mhGAP Training Manuals (2017)
mhGAP Intervention Guide 2.0 app (2017)
mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0 (2016)

Reports of the yearly mhGAP Forum are available

 

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.

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.

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. 

Age, gender and diversity

GLOBAL PROTECTION CLUSTER

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Within the overall humanitarian response architecture, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) works to improve the predictability, leadership, effectiveness and accountability of response to ensure that protection is central to humanitarian action. It is the GPC's responsibility to engage in three key areas: standards and policy setting, building response capacity, and operational support. Through the systematic application of an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, it seeks to ensure that all individuals in affected communities have access to their rights on an equal footing. Various Essential Guidance and Tools are available in each of the areas of age, gender and diversity (persons with disabilities and minorities and indigenous people). 

Creating an accessible website

WHOISHOSTINGTHIS.COM

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Tips for creating an accessible website are presented. It advises to begin the project with accessibility in mind, to structure HTML properly and to preserve functionality for visitors using just a keyboard. In the working with visual content section, tips provided include: not depending on colour alone, not using CSS to convey critical information, offering alternative to audio and video content, using descriptive link text and using ARIA roles. Links are provided and additional resources listed. 

Cochrane Rehabilitation

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Cochrane Rehabilitation is aimed to ensure that all rehabilitation professionals can apply Evidence Based Clinical Practice, combining the best available evidence as gathered by high quality Cochrane systematic reviews, with their own clinical expertise and the values of patients. Their vision is a world where decision makers will be able to take decisions according to the best and most appropriate evidence in this specific field. Cochrane Rehabilitation wants to improve the methods for evidence synthesis, to make them coherent with the needs of disabled people and daily clinical practice in rehabilitation

Medbox: Disability toolbox

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A toolbox within Medbox, an Open Source library for health related work, humanitarian action and development assistance. 

Categories within the Disability toolbox include: key resources; types of disability; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; humanitarian crisis; children with disabilities; and capacity building.

Other toolboxes available are: ebola; natural hazards; conflict; zika; TB; cholera; leprosy; polio; rapid response; refugee and specific hazards.

INCLUDE: A Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) learning community

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INCLUDE is an online learning community for community-based rehabilitation (CBR) that aims to inform and support CBR managers and interested stakeholders around the world.

It is an online programme that guides the user through different information modules based on the Community-based rehabilitation guidelines: health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment.

INCLUDE also provides tools to assist users to reflect on their own thoughts and experiences, and case studies that show CBR in action. INCLUDE allows the user to develop an action plan around management and the five components and corresponding elements of the CBR matrix.

These action plans can be stored and built on over time, and shared with others in the CBR community.

Disability inclusive WASH practices – Including people with disabilities in UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming

TSETSE, David
et al

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The purpose of the guidance note is to provide a practical tool to strengthen the inclusion and access of children and adults with disabilities in UNICEF WASH interventions. The guidance note should be adapted to the goals and objectives of the particular WASH intervention, and used alongside other UNICEF programme planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting technical and guidance notes. Examples are included from Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Jordan and Mozambique.

Newz Hook

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Newz Hook is an Indian news channel with a special focus on disability related news. It is accessible to visually impaired screen reader users, promotes sign language news for deaf and uses simple English. It has sections on features, accessibility, lifestyle, education, employment, technology and sport

The Lao Disabled Person's Association

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Established in 2001, the Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) is a membership-based organisation for people with disabilities advocating disability rights and providing services to members based on their needs. 

The LDPA has over 11,000 members from across the country but seeks to represent the interests of all people with disability within Lao PDR irrespective of their membership status. The LDPA does this at a national and provincial level. The LDPA’s head office in Vientiane Capital works in partnership with several organisations on strategic advocacy and rights-based projects and also provides outreach, opportunity and empowerment at a provincial level where members are organised into groups.

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