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UNDESA division for social policy and development : disability issues

UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA)

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This website presents key areas of the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities, providing information, tools and other resources. Resources are provided grouped into a variety of categories from natural disasters and emergency situations to health and mainstreaming disability in development

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” 

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

CBM Australia self-help group enquiry

CBM AUSTRALIA

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This guidance considers how self help groups are supported and the factors that are needed to ensure that they are functional, inclusive and sustainable.

This was a small-scale enquiry that involved looking at case studies from six partners that employ self-help group development for a range of purposes and in a range of geographical locations. A questionnaire was used by project officers with each of the six selected projects, and the resulting information was analysed by a group from CBMA’s International Programs department, with key areas of learning identified from this discussion. Findings are not comprehensive or conclusive and there is not one model for success. Instead the aim is to draw some useful tips from partners’ experiences.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

INTER-AGENCY NETWORK FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES (INEE)

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These resources have been collected to support the provision of education in places affected by COVID-19.

 

Collections provided are: key educational resources; advocacy; child friendly resources; child protection; coordination; country response plans; distance learning; early childhood education; gender; guidance for schools; guidance for teachers; guidance for parents and caregivers; health nutrition and WASH; inclusion; mental health and psychosocial support; recovery.

Image Bank

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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The NHS have produced an ‘easy on the i’ information design service within the Learning Disability Service at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. A repository of images has been created to help support the creation of easy to read documents.

Handbook on Disability Services

FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

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The Online Handbook on Disability Services in Finland supports social workers in their work with persons with disabilities. Information is available on disability rights and legislation, disability services and research and statistics

NDA : National disability authority

NATIONAL DISABILITY AUTHORITY (NDA)

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This website provides information on a range of key issues, including: employment and training, health, education, accessibility and equality. It has been set up by the National Disability Authority, a state agency which provides policy advice to the Irish Government on disability issues. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in disability, legislation and government policy

African policy on disability and development

CENTRE FOR REHABILITATION STUDIES

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This website provides an insight into a three-year project to investigate the need for disability to be included on the agenda of national and international development initiatives. It offers some resources and links related to policy, disability and development, hosts a forum and highlights updated news and events. Details are provided for four country-specific case studies: Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. African policy on disability and development is a joint project between the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, The Secretariat of the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities, and the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies at Stellenbosch University. This website is a useful resource for people who are interested in disability and development policy issues in Africa

EuRADE : European research agendas for disability equality

EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM

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This website provides information about the project European Research Agendas for Disability Equality (EuRADE). It outlines the project, provides updated news and events, and contains links to related resources. The aim of the project is to increase and enhance the full participation of disabled people's organisations (DPOs) as equal and active partners in future research initiatives. This website is useful for researchers and organisations interested in DPO involvement in Europe

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