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Make Listening Safe

NAKATANI, Jordan
et al
August 2015

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As part of the WHO Make Listening Safe initiative, students of the University of Washington's Speech and Hearing Science Department under the guidance of Dr Kelly Tremblay and in collaboration with the WHO PDH have developed a brief video on recreational noise induced hearing loss

Use of subjective and objective criteria to categorise visual disability

KAJLA, Garima
ROHATGI, Jolly
DHALIWAL, Upreet
May 2014

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This article presents research into the use of  subjective (quality of life) as well as objective criteria to classify visual disability. When both subjective and objective criteria were used, instead of just the commonly accepted objective criteria, visual disability could be  objectively reclassified

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 62, Issue 4

Surviving polio in a post-polio world

GROCE, Nora
BANKS, Lena Morgan
STEIN, Michael Ashley
April 2014

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This paper reviews what is currently known about disabled survivors of polio and highlights areas of need in public health research, policy and programming. Based on a literature review, discussion and field observations, the authors identify continuing challenges posed by polio and argue that the attention, funding and commitment now being directed towards eradication be shifted to provide for the rehabilitative, medical, educational and social needs of those for whom the disabling sequelae of polio will remain a daily challenge for decades to come

Social Science & Medicine, Vol 107

Infertility : why can’t we classify this inability as disability?

KHETARPAL, Abha
SINGH, Satendra
2012

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"Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a person's body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), lays stress on the functional as well as the structural problem of a person. All the definitions of disability also include the disorders of the reproductive and endocrine system. So infertility and impotency should also be included in the category of disability. It affects the participation in areas of life and can have a disabling affect on an individual"
Australian Medical Journal, Vol 5, No 6

Are current guidelines for categorization of visual impairment in India appropriate?

MONGA, Parveen K
et al
October 2009

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Visual disability in India is categorised based on severity, and sometimes the disabled person does not fit unambiguously into any of the categories.  This study aimed to identify and quantify disability that does not fit in the current classification, and propose a new classification that includes all levels of vision. The research team found that around 10% of patients did not fall within did not fall within any of the existing categories, forcing the disability board to use its own judgement, and resulting in a tenancy to over-garde the disability. The authors propose a classification based on the national program in India for control of blindness' definition of normal vision (20/20 to 20/60), low vision ( < 20/60 to 20/200), economic blindness ( < 20/200 to 20/400) and social blindness ( < 20/400). It ranges from the mildest disability (normal vision in one eye, low vision in the other) up to the most severe grade (social blindness in both eyes).  The article concludes by acknowledging that the current classification of visual disabilities does not include all combinations of vision; some disabled patients cannot be categorised. The classification proposed by the authors is comprehensive, progresses logically, and follows the definitions of the national India program

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 57, Issue 6

Future sight loss UK (1) : the economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population

ACCESS ECONOMIC PTY LIMITED
July 2009

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This report estimates the economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population, including the direct and indirect costs of partial sight and blindness, and the burden of partial sight and blindness on health. In addition, the report completes an international comparison (Australia, US, Japan, and Canada) and several cost effectiveness analyses on strategic interventions that are expected to prevent and ameliorate the impact of sight loss in the UK adult population. Useful figures and tables are provided to present the results

Clinical practice guidelines

WORLD STROKE ORGANISATION STROKE GUIDELINE SUB- COMMITTEE
June 2009

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"This handbook has been developed to provide a basic guide for healthcare professionals who wish to develop or adapt clinical guidelines for stroke care across any point in the continuum of care. This handbook is particularly intended for healthcare professionals who manage stroke patients in developing countries or where healthcare resources are scarce. It aims to promote the use of evidence-informed care through locally developed or adapted guidelines without compromising the quality of the resource"

Deaf people and human rights

HAUALAND, Hilde
ALLEN, Colin
January 2009

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This report is based on a survey which is the largest knowledge database on the situation of deaf people. Through various associations of deaf people in 93 countries, it presents data on various issues, including the recognition of sign language in legislation and education
Note: The report can be viewed translated to International Sign on the WFD website

Global polio eradication initiative : annual report 2008

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2009

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This is the annual report of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) measuring progress made in 2008 against the objectives of the GPEI Strategic Plan 2004-2008 and against milestones set for the current Intensified Eradication Effort 2007-2008. Set up in 1988, the GPEI is spearheaded by WHO, Rotary International, CDC and UNICEF

Family friendly! Working with deaf children and their communities worldwide

WILSON, Kirsty
MILES, Susie
KAPLAN, Ian
February 2008

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This comprehensive resource focuses on the important role that parents and families can play in the lives of their deaf child within the larger community. It is written as a guidebook for parents or anyone who wants to learn more about parental involvement in the support of deaf children, but specifically for service providers

About CHARGE

SENSE INTERNATIONAL
2008

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This factsheet describes the common effects of the condition CHARGE. It outlines some of the most common conditions associated with CHARGE, the number of people who suffer, and it outlines early years, development and education for children with CHARGE, their families and professionals

How do people who are deafblind communicate?

SENSE
2008

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This resource outlines various means of communication with deaf-blind individuals. It also outlines the challenges facing people with hearing and vision impairments, and the various assistive technolgy available

CHARGE and multi-sensory impairment

SENSE
2008

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This factsheet describes multi-sensory impairment and what it means for individuals with CHARGE. It provides details about functional deafblindness and early intervention, developmental delays, the need for monitoring and support available. This factsheet is useful for people interested in CHARGE and multisensory impairment

4th all Africa wheelchair congress report|Theme : advancing appropriate wheelchair services for Africa

THE PAN AFRICA WHEELCHAIR BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (PAWBA)
The Tanzanian Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT)
2007

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This report summarises the findings of the 4th All Africa Wheelchair Congress the theme of which was to assess how to advance appropriate wheelchair services across the African continent. This report explores a range of key topics including: impact of wheelchairs on quality of life; partnership for appropriate wheelchair services (from a global and African perspective); wheelchair technology training; wheelchair services and poverty reduction strategy; conventions and guidelines; and capacity building
4th All Africa Wheelchair Congress Report
Uhuru Hotel, Moshi
17-21 September 2007

How to guide a deafblind person

SENSE
January 2007

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This resource is intended to ease communication with deaf-blind people and offer clarity on how to guide them safely. It also explains the difference between guiding a deaf-blind person and guiding a blind person

Atlas : global resources for persons with intellectual disabilities

SAXENA, Shekhar
et al
2007

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This report provides detailed information about the resources and services for people with intellectual disabilities based upon a study of 147 countries. The methods of the study, themes of the findings and recommendations for the future are given, as well as detailed tables, figures and maps. Intellectual disability is one of the most vulnerable groups among disability categories. This study would be useful for people seeking information about intellectual disabilities worldwide

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