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Local rehabilitation workshops - LOREWO

December 2006

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This website provides information about how to acquire assistive devices and rehabilitation services that are flexible and designed to be adapted to suit local situations and using existing, local resources. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in providing access to assistive devices in low and middle income countries

DIIR Disability India information resources

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This is a user friendly website and comprehensive online tool designed to provide accessible information to disabled persons. More specifically, the site was created to provide news about the disability field in India and share new assistive technology products. This resource would be useful for anyone interested in assistive technology and disability and development in India

Freewheel mobility

FREEWHEEL MOBILITY

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Freewheel mobility provides vehicles and specialized driving equipment for persons with disabilities. The website provides information to assist consumers in the process of selecting dealers to meet their transportation needs. This resource is useful to people interested in vehicles and specialized driving equipment for persons with disabilities

Tiresias : making ICT accessible

RNIB DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY TEAM

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This website provides information about the importance and benefits of ICT accessibility, research resources to support primary research, detailed design guidelines and a collection of project tools. It is useful to anyone interested in accessible ICTs

The inclusion club

THE INCLUSION CLUB

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The inclusion club is an online international community that provides opportunities for people with disability to participate in sport and physical activity. This website provides resources, tools, case studies, good practices, videos and models on disability sports
Note: Free registration is required

Motivation : freedom through mobility

MOTIVATION

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This website has information about the work of Motivation; an organisation that works to address issues relating to the social, economic and physical situation of disabled people in low income countries, with the ultimate aim to improve quality of life, alleviate poverty and empower disabled people to take part in society. Motivation works in four areas: products and services; capacity; rights; and economic empowerment

Assistive devices/technology

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO )

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This section of the WHO website on disabilities and rehabilitation highlights assistive devices and technology. The related information, links and documents promote access to assistive devices and technologies at an affordable cost and facilitate training for people with disabilities and professionals and staff working in rehabilitation services. This wesbite is useful to anyone interested in assistive devices and technology for people with disabilities

F123.org

F123 GROUP

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Project F123 enables access to educational and employment opportunities through free and open source assistive technologies. It provides easy and inexpensive access to powerful assistive technologies (such as screen readers or virtual keyboards) to enable people with disability needs to use almost any computer without the need to install anything on its hard disk

G3ict : the global initiative for inclusive ICTs

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR INCLUSIVE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (G3ICT)

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G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies(ICT), is an advocacy initiative of the UN GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, launched in December 2006 in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the accessibility of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and assistive technologies. G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop and promote good practices, technical resources and benchmarks for ICT accessibility advocates around the world. This website presents information about the initiative, related events, experts and resources. Users can regster to be a fellow and receive their newsletter. This resource is useful for anyone interested in inclusive ICTs

Adaptech

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This website is sponsored by the Adaptech Research Network, which consists of teams of academics, students and consumers. They conduct research on computer technology utilised by disabled students in Canadian colleges and universities. This website chronicles their work and shares their findings. Useful for anyone with an interest in assistive technologies and disability

Sterling stairlifts

STERLING STAIRLIFTS

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This website presents information about an independent stairlift supplier in the UK. It gives details about various stairlift options including straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts, rental stairlfts, reconditioned stairlifts and repaired stairlifts. This resource is useful for people interested in stairlifts in the UK

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