"The present document has been prepared in response to the request in paragraph 15(b) of General Assembly resolution 65/186, in which the Secretary-General was asked to 'provide information on best practices at international, regional, sub regional and national levels for including persons with disabilities in all aspects of development efforts'...The document is divided into four main sections. Following this brief introduction, section II will focus on the initial criteria for the assessment of best practices. Section III presents a number of recommendations, suggesting also how the United Nations can facilitate the process of mainstreaming disability and persons with disabilities in development and highlighting the interlinks between the mainstreaming of disability and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and section IV contains 26 case studies from across the globe"
"This document compiles the findings from the case studies and provides a synthesis of their inclusive practices. Further, it provides key pointers for future direction which are open for further debate. The key purpose of this document is to facilitate wider dissemination of inclusive practices in accessible formats and generate dialogue with various, thus serving an essential educational purpose"
This manual is based on Oxfam's experience working with local disabled people's organisations before, during and after the recent crisis in Kosovo. Case studies from West Africa and South and East Asia also show how the principles and training can be translated to a wide range of political and social contexts. It suggests practical materials useful for trainers working in geographically isolated areas without access to sophisticated equipment. Most of the activities and exercises can be adapted for use in groups of people with a wide range of impairments and educational levels. The text is written in clear and simple language
Written from a child's perspective, this book describes how disabled children view their world. It is aimed at practitioners who would like to learn about the child's opinion
This brochure presents ten years of experience from a Rehabilitation Programme (RP) in Palestine. The RP works on three levels: community, regional and national. The needs of person with disabilities and approaches to meet are seen from the community level, therefore community-based rehabiliation is the overall program strategy
This publication covers ten Asia-Pacific countries providing examples of disability legislation in the following areas: protection of rights, equalisation, education, employment, rehabilitation, accessibility and national coordination.
This publication is based on the discussions, information and experiences shared by the participants of a series of workshops on the management of self-help organisations of people with disabilities organized by ESCAP. The publication outlines common management issues affecting self-help organisations in Asia and the Pacific. It presents a range of approaches that can serve as a useful reference for strengthening self-help organisations of people with disabilities
This publication gives an overview of accessibility legislation in the Asia and Pacific region including case studies. It also addresses the valuable role of education systems, associations of professionals, and non-government organisations in improving accessibility for disabled and older persons
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