The European Union (EU) Directive on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies was adopted on 26 October 2016. EU Member States will have until September 2018 to transpose this EU legislation into national law. This toolkit aims to provide key information about this EU legislation and advice for the transposition phase. Section 1 provides a timeline for transposition and implementation of the Directive, some key definitions, identification of key players and an explanation of the directive being a ‘minimum harmonisation’ Directive. Section 2 provides understanding of what the Directive covers, explains key provisions (scope, accessibility requirements, exemptions, enforcement, monitoring, etc.) and gives advice to DPOs (disabled people's organisations) concerning what they can do at national level to ensure the best possible implementation for persons with disabilities in their country
This compendium contains 20 case studies of public programmes in European countries that are successfully supporting business creation by people from disadvantaged and under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. The populations targeted by these programmes include youth, women, seniors, the unemployed, immigrants, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. Each programme description details the programme’s activities and approach, assesses the challenges faced in development and implementation, and offers tips for successful transfer to other contexts.
The European Disability Forum (EDF) is the European umbrella organisation representing the interests of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe. This resource contains an EDF survey of complaints submitted to airlines and other public transformation bodies across Europe (e.g. busses, trains). The evidence suggests that many complaints across the continent are insufficiently answered, leading to negative impacts on people with disabilities. The report concludes with a number of recommendations to improve the situation across Europe
This article advocates for the development and implementation of a model of care to guide rehabilitation of people living with HIV in South Africa. The paper begins by presenting the emerging evidence of rehabilitation in the context of HIV, and goes on to identify appropriate steps to develop a model of care based on this that would be applicable to South Africa
African Journal of Disability 4(1), Art. #137
From 2010 to 2011, UNMIT’s Human Rights and Transitional Justice Section (HRTJS) conducted research on the rights of persons with disabilities. This report presents an overview of the research and highlights that, even though progress has been made in Timor-Leste to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, further steps are still needed. The report gives priority recommendations for the government, donors and the United Nations for these steps to be implemented
This report focuses on how to produce better-governed societies, through political and economic reform and better public-service delivery. The paper provides a brief overview of how DFID’s research programmes have informed views of governance, fragility and conflict in the developing world, over the last ten years
This document examines the accessibility of public transport for disabled people in Scotland. Various issues concerning Scotland’s transportation sector are discussed and actions, focusing especially on those for disabled people, are identified to improve existing barriers. Statistics of the survey and disabled people’s perspectives are presented as evidence to support a fair and equitable transportation service for all. This report would be useful for people interested in the accessibility of public transport in Scotland
This is an evaluation of an attempt by Andhra Pradesh to involve communities in closer monitoring and management of education, health and Early Childhood Development services in order to improve their outreach, quality and responsiveness
This book is a collection of best practices gathered from an international conference on universal design. It features guiding principles, statistics and examples of universal design. This comprehensive book offers detailed chapters on the following key issues: principles of universal design; inclusive housing and neighbourhoods; architecture and spatial cognition without sight; and research and teaching of accessibility. It features case studies in Brazil, Thailand, Norway and Maryland, USA. This book would be useful for those interested in universal design, accessibility, and disability and development
"Child health in general and long-term nutritional status in particular are related to family characteristics and assets (including maternal education) and community characteristics (including access to public services), as well as to child-specific characteristics...This paper particularly explores how mothers' education interacts with access to clean water and sewerage, availability and quality of health facilities, proximity to paved or engineered roads, and access to electricity"
This DFID issues paper examines the contribution of community, national and international radio to health programmes in the developing world. It contextualises the relevance of radio as a strategic tool of human development and poverty reduction, examines its use by poor people, and advocates a people-centred and rights-based approach to health communications. It addresses a range of issues from the role of formative research and evaluation and the development of health messages, to a range of format options widely used in health broadcasting. It also examines the community, public and international radio sectors and in the process highlights a range of opportunities and constraints that these sectors face. Likewise, it highlights key synergies and linkages that could be enhanced to improve access to health information for radio producers, the poor, the 'at risk' and the vulnerable. In doing so, this paper raises a number of critical questions about capacity development, social mobilisation, and using radio in conjunction with other technologies such as the Internet and email
This article concerns the use of computers in public libraries in developing countries. To investigate the current level of use of ICTs and plans for the future within the public library environment, a survey was undertaken of 22 public library services in ten English-speaking African countries. The results indicate great disparities in the level of access to computers between the countries, and within country, and indicate a need for more funding and appropriate training
Through the lenses of several perspectives and emphasing different aspects, this book offers an overview of Latin America's integration into the information society, with a particular focus on electronic government. The chapters included in this book document the developments that are taking place in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela
The guide is designed for human resource managers, employee welfare managers, medical officers and labor representatives in government ministries and agencies. It will assist in designing and developing prevention, care, and support programmes, and in mitigating the effect of staff losses due to AIDS in the public workplace. It includes information on the effects of HIV on the public sector, the components of prevention, care and support programmes and policies in the public sector, methods to gain the support of senior management and employees for HIV/AIDS workplace programmes and policies, background information on the disease, and country experiences
This resource provides guidance to ministries of health on the development of mental health advocacy in countries or regions. It is designed to be used by policy-makers and public health professionals, advocacy groups representing people with mental disorders and their families, and general health workers and mental health workers
Note: This module is part of a guidance package that consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in mental health policy development and service planning. Its recommended for use by policy makers, service planners representatives or associations of families and carers of people with mental disorders
This report, Leonard Cheshire's fifth annual installment on social exclusion, examines how the inaccessibility of the public transport system effects the quality of life and independence of disabled people. It includes the input of over 450 disabled people who completed a survey designed to understand the range of public transport and built environment limitations. This work would be useful to anyone with an interest in transport systems and social exclusion
A guide produced by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), to assist development agencies and governments of developing countries in deciding whether, and how, to support the development of the media. Specifically, it addresses the potential role of the media in improving government; the regulatory role of government; building an effective media sector; and campaigning and investigative journalism
This global initiative has been designed to help developing countries build and sustain the health workforce so that they can respond systemically to the challenges of implementing and sustaining quality health programmes. The project seeks to improve the quality, accessibility and use of priority health services through: 1. Improving workforce planning and leadership; 2. Developing better education and training programmes for the workforce, and 3. Strengthening systems to support workforce performance. The Capacity Project works across sectors such as health, education, planning, public service commissions and local government entities in order to address the varied forces that affect the health workforce. The Project also works in multiple priority health areas, including family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases
"Efforts at tackling targeted violence against disabled people may benefit from lessons generated from the longer-standing work in tackling violence against women. These include the conceptualisation and articulation of targeted violence as a cause and consequence of inequality, and as a human rights issue. There is a need to develop effective coalitions and to make explicit the relevance and implications of targeted violence across all public services so that those affected receive the support they require. The importance of education and prevention is also highlighted. While such lessons can help re-frame the issues and policies around targeted violence against disabled people, they should not be transposed uncritically"
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