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Disability and vocational rehabilitation in rural settings

HARLEY, Debra
et al
2018

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A graduate student textbook offered in 39 chapters, each with different authors and subjects. Abstracts, test questions and citations are freely available on-line. Full text is charged for. The book surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Considerations are largely of the US but there is a chapter on each of Asia and Pacific region, Australasia, Canada, Mexico, India, Turkey, Colombia and the UK. 

 

Injuries, death, and disability associated with 11 years of conflict in Baghdad, Iraq : a randomized household cluster survey

LAFTA, Riyadh
et al
August 2015

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“The objective of this study was to characterize injuries, deaths, and disabilities arising during 11 years of conflict in Baghdad.” The quantitative study shows the methodology used in the collection of data, the findings discovered through evaluation of the data gathered, and interpretation of how to best use those findings to serve specific populations”

 

 PLOS ONE, 10(8)

Indian accessible disability data (I-ADD)

INDIAN ACCESSIBLE DISABILITY DATA (I-ADD)

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This interactive database aims to create a 'bridge' between service providers and persons with disability in India. Whilst India has signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, reliable information is still needed to enable planning of rehabilitation services in rural and urban areas
Two types of databases are available on this website. One is an initiative of Rehabilitation Council of India in collaboration with CBR Network which provides a database on non government organizations, disabled people’s organizations, special schools, inclusive schools, community based organizations, parents groups, self-help groups and training institutes working in disability sector in India. The second database is an initiative of CBR NETWORK (South Asia) and Karnataka Child Rights Commission which provides data available through disability registers-village disability register and urban disability register. This data provides information on the individuals with disabilities and their needs, and also provides profiles of village panchayaths in India
This information can be used to assess the extent of human resource development required, allocating funds for programmes such as community-based rehabilitation, inclusive education, early intervention, skill development and employment opportunities

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