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Museum of disability history

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The Museum of Disability History aims to spread awareness and promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion of disabled people. This website features exhibits, collections, educational materials and archives provided to foster dialogue and empowerment

Dutch coalition for disability and development


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The aim of this website is to provide information to support individuals and organisations working for the inclusion and social participation of disabled people, promoting a solidarity and human rights agenda



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The purpose of this website is to present the publications of the Greek Secretariat General of Communication on issues of disability and mass media. It also provides useful, relevant information on conferences and events pertaining to disability and media

STEP : Social transformation and educational prosperity

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Social Transformation & Educational Prosperity - STEP is a small organisation working with grassroots level communities in Faisalabad and Pirmahal, slum, urban and remote rural areas to create sustainable development. STEP takes a participatory approach in all the activities that it organises. These include: education for all, vocational skills development, health activities, women's empowerment, inter-faith harmony, and agricultural development

Diabetes : to the point


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This website was created to communicate accessible health information for people with intellectual impairements. It features a management plan and a glossary of useful terms. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in diabetes and accessible health communication

A-Z deafblindness


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This site was created by a deafblind person to help blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people, and specialised service providers. It is also intended to raise awareness

Difference matters : finding strength in diversity


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Difference Matters is a consultancy and training company working to promote the social model of disability and the principles of independent living. Its services include: bespoke disability equality action training courses; research to support inclusion and the implementation of the social model of disability; training and consultancy around implementing personalisation and self-directed support; support to consult and involve disabled people; facilitating workshops; organising accessible events; capacity building user-led organisations; support to develop and implement disability equality strategies and action plans

Rubella and sensory impairment


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This factsheet describes how a child can be affected if a woman has rubella (often called German Measles) while she is pregnant. It oulines congenital rubella syndrome, vaccination success and long-term health concerns. Links are also provided to information about rubella and pregnancy, symptoms, diagnosing and preventing reubella

Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

DNIS : Disability news and information service

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The Disability News and Information Service (DNIS) is a fortnightly news service on disability in India. It aims to empower people with disabilities by making them, their family members and the society at large aware of their rights. It is available by free electronic subscription and an archive is available on the website

Autism speaks

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This is the website for an autism science and advocacy organisation, which funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD); and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It includes an ASD video glossary to help parents and professionals learn more about the early signs and diagnostic features of ASD

Public engagement with science on the internet

Wellcome Library

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"A gateway to Internet resources on public engagement with science and technology and science communication. Produced by the Wellcome Library in collaboration with Intute, Psci-com consists of a growing searchable database of websites, a calendar of events, online bibliographies and links to an associated email discussion list. Websites included in the database include science communication courses, sources of funding for public engagement activities, key reports and documents, and primary source surveys and opinion polls"

The naked scientists : science radio and naked science podcasts

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The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public and to all age groups. In addition to a weekly radio show and a public lecture series, the group has put together this website to allow their resources to be accessible world-wide. It includes articles, podcasts, kitchen science, book reviews and a science forum

SciDev.Net : Science and development network

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This website offers policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world. SciDev.Net also builds developing countries’ capacity for communicating science and technology through regional networks of committed individuals and organisations, practical guidance and specialist workshops

Partners in policymaking


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This website aims to teach parents and self-advocates the power of advocacy to change the way people with disabilities are supported, viewed, taught, live and work. It stems from a community program based in Minnesota, USA and includes links to free training resources

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)


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Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia that aims to increase awareness of, and address issues faced by, women with disabilities in the community. This website contains information about the organisation policies, reports and publications, stories and poems, and links to WWDA’s newsletter and email forum. A section is also highlighted for resources relating to specific gender and disability issues. This website is useful for people interested in women with disabilities

Access exchange international


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Access Exchange International (AEI) is a non-governmental organization which promotes accessible public transport for persons with disabilities and seniors in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Russia and eastern Europe. This website provides information about AEI, their publications and newsletters, and links to other related resources. This resource is useful to people who are interested in accessible public transport

Road traffic injuries


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"WHO works with partners - governmental and nongovernmental - around the world to raise the profile of the preventability of road traffic injuries and promote good practices related to helmet and seat-belt wearing, not drinking and driving, not speeding and being visible in traffic." This website describes global and national road safety initiatives, and provides links to related publications, multimedia, and events. It is useful to anyone interested in road traffic injuries and road safety

DOTCOM : the disability online tool of the commission


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DOTCOM is an online tool to map the progress made on a range of key instruments relevant to implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is "constructed from a large database of information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in the Member States of the European Union, its Candidate countries and other associated countries. For each of the 34 countries, and for the EU, it includes summary information on 43 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than 1,500 records). Each record includes descriptive text and web links to policy documents or sources of further information at the national level"

Global action on aging


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Global action on aging reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. This website provides information about their programs and news about aging developments worldwide. The programs cover the follow thematics: Elder rights; Health; Pension watch; Rural aging; Armed conflict & emergencies project; and Aging watch at the UN. Links are also provided to the weekly newsletter and internship program