This webguide provides information on why it is important to make information accessible to people with visual impairments and what accessible information is. There are detailed instructions on how to use Word, Excel, PDF, and other formats in an accessible way. The webguide also provides a glossary of terms along with a list a groups that can assist those with visual impairments
This training pack is made up of various sections:
1/ The introduction is divided into the following items: Aims of the ICF / Uses of the ICF / ICF Model / ICF structures and codes / Coding with the ICF / WHO - FIC
2/ and 3/ There are also an Advanced and a Specialized section which both cover the following aspects: Clinical Practice / Statistics / Disability and social services / Research / Education
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.
All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.
The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.
The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.
In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched this hub-page to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.
Links are provided to resources from IDA members, partners, by disability constituency, by United Nations system and by country. Recommendations are also available.
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.
Youth InfoNet is a one-stop electronic source for new publications and information on youth reproductive health and HIV prevention, presented in two parts: Programme Resources. Summaries of tools, curricula, programme reports, unpublished research findings, and other items that may be useful for youth programming. Most items are available online and links to those are included with the summaries; Research Articles. Summaries of peer-reviewed research papers published in the last month on developing country research
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.
The Immunization Newsletter is published in Spanish, English and French by the Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information concerning immunization programs in the Region, in order to promote greater knowledge of the problems faced and their possible solutions. Prior to 2015, the Immunization Newsletter was published every two months, but it is currently being published quarterly.
Provides a forum for exchange of experiences in implementing programmes in primary health care and related fields. Health Action is the newsletter of the Healthlink Worldwide programme, Information for District Health Action (IDHA)
Four issues are available online
This section of the UNESCO's education website hosts definitions of concepts, policies and publications relating to inclusive education. UNESCO has identified certain issues as 'flagship initiatives', to strengthen efforts at addressing the issues through partnerships between UN bodies and other stakeholders. Case studies, support materials for teachers and those promoting inclusive education, and a set of guides to the education of different groups of learners are also available in the online materials section
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion