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Access for people with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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This website presents information to promote the use of ICT for access to information and knowledge for persons with disabilities. It provides useful links to education related information about meetings, news, resources and websites

ICT resources : home

GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT (GAATES)

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This database provides resources "to assist organizations better understand and apply accessible information and communication technologies to their business practices. Although many of these resources specifically address the obligations of businesses in Ontario (Canada) to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), the concepts, strategies and resources presented can be applied to any organization in any location." Useful links are provided to publications, vendors and a glossary related to accessible information and communication services

Using ICT to empower people with disabilities

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT(ict4d)

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This website presents general information and resources related to accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) for people with disabilities. Information related to specific impairments and links to assistive technology companies and organizations are also provided. This website is useful to people with disabilities, researchers and practitioners interested in accessible ICTs

End exclusion

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
ERKO - HKSD
DUTCH COALITION ON DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT (DCDD)

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This website features information about the global End exclusion project that highlights the potential of persons with disabilities and aims to ensure that their human rights are respected. It especially focuses the inclusion of persons with disabilities in programmes designed to reduce poverty. Information about the project is provided as well as related news, resources and details about how to join the campaign

Good practice database

MAKING IT WORK

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This database contains individual good practice case studies that were collected using the Making it Work methodology. Making it Work is based on documenting examples of good practices and analyzing these practices to understand how they can be replicated or scaled up. The good practice case studies highlight what practice was achieved and how changes were achieved. Users can search for case studies by CRPD article, region, country, language, keyword or general search option

Accessible digital office document (ADOD) project

TREVIRANUS, Jutta
RUPLALL, Sabrina
RICHARDS, Jan

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This project website provides information to create accessible office documents and choose accessible office applications for organisations. The guidance is based primarily on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0. Governments, public sector organizations, and service organizations will find this resource useful for creating accessible office documents

Millennium development goals (MDGs)

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE

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This website presents background information and related resources about IDA's initiatives advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the millennium development goals (MDGs)

United Nations framework convention on climate change

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)

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This website features negotiations, processes and key documents related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Updated conference and meeting information and news links are provided. Seperate tabs are given for specific details related to Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, Cimate Change Information Network, and Technology Transfer Clearing House

The interaction between disabled and non-disabled people in Tanzania : community experiences with promoting human rights for people with disabilities

LINTNER, Natalija

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"This action research was conducted in 2011/2012 by ICD to investigate the interaction between disabled and non-disabled community members in Tanzania. Disabled teachers and other human rights activists discussed in a workshop setting and observed in the field to answer the questions of how are PWDs interacting with their communities, how are the communities interacting with PWDs and what are the challenges (and possible solutions) of their activist work...This research wanted to get a comprehensive picture of the current situation of PWDs in Tanzania. It concludes that mutual distrust is the main attitude that characterizes the relationship between disabled and non-disabled Tanzanians and that only intensive and targeted confrontations and exchanges between the two parties can achieve a signifi cant attitude change"
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Evaluation and research database (ERD)

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

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"UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned. This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards. Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date"

African journal of disability

SWARTZ, Leslie
et al

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This journal "introduces and discusses issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty and practices of exclusion and marginalisation. Its articles yield new insight into established human development practices, evaluate new educational techniques and disability research, examine current cultural and social discrimination, and bring serious critical analysis to bear on problems shared across the African continent"
One issue published per year

Education for children with disabilities : improving access and quality

MATTINGLY, Jacqui
MCINERNEY, Laura

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"This Guidance Note provides information on how to improve educational access and quality for children with disabilities. It gives an overview of the global context, provides best practice case studies and clearly signposts practical tools and resources"
Guidance note : a DFID practice paper

Envisioning new meanings of disability and difference

YWCA PETERBOROUGH
et al

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This website presents information about The Envisioning project where women living with disabilities and physical differences took part in arts-based workshops. Project participants created images of disability and difference that challenge the viewer to question the "less than" or "better than" judgments made regarding physical appearance and to explore alternative ideas of disability and difference. The artists’ stories and images are presented, as well as general information about the project

Disability and the global south : an international journal

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"Disability and the Global South (DGS) is the first peer reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality work focused exclusively on all aspects of the disability experience in the global South. It provides an interdisciplinary platform prioritising material that is critical, challenging, and engaging from a range of epistemological perspectives and disciplines. The journal encourages contributions from disabled activists and theorists from the global South"
Published two-three times per year

World diabetes foundation

WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION

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The World Diabetes Foundation supports the prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries through partnerships. This website presents information about the Foundation, their key focus areas, global projects and stories from the field

A leg to stand on

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Legs to Stand On is an initiative to prevent disease and restore the lives of persons afflicted with disabling diseases of the lower limb in countries with limited resources.

World heart federation

WORLD HEART FEDERATION

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The World Heart Federation urges greater action from policy makers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations and individuals to work together to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke, and ensure people all over the world can have longer and better lives. This website presents information about the federation, activities and members, as well as background information about cardio-vascular health. Details about related congress and events, publications and press are also provided

NCDs and millennium development goals

THE NCD ALLIANCE

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) state that health is critical to the economic, political and social development of all countries, yet they contain no goals or targets for non-communicable diseases, the largest burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries. This paper highlights the links among MDGs and non-communicable diseases including cardio-vascular disease, asthma, diabetes and cancer

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