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Admitting failure

ADMITTING FAILTURE

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This websites allows people and civil society organizations to openly discuss their failures to help innovate and learn from failures instead of repeating them. The stories can be searched in the following categories: reader reactions, sector and professional designation

Elearnsci.org

ELEARNSCI.ORG

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This is a web-based educational resource for health professionals responsible for the management of spinal cord injury (SCI). It is comprised of seven learning modules, each subdivided into various submodules. Six of the seven modules address the educational needs of all disciplines involved in comprehensive SCI management. The seventh module addresses prevention of SCI. Each submodule includes an overview, activities, self-assessment questions and references. The content of the learning modules is relevant to students and SCI healthcare professionals

Alternative formats

OFFICE FOR DISABILITY ISSUES

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This resource provides guidelines to producing alternative communication formats for making information more accessible. Specific information is provided for what is expected of government departments

HIV and AIDS and disability

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC)

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This section of IDDC’s website highlights HIV and AIDS and disability information. It presents general HIV and AIDS and disability information, the HIV and AIDS and disability task group’s focus and related activities, as well as other key resources and partner activities

Physiotherapy exercises for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions

MESSENGER, Peter

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This website allows users to search for exercises appropriate for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions. Users can select exercises, save exercises into booklets and can access previously created booklets. This website is useful for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals
Note: users must be logged on to the website to save exercises into booklets and to access previously created booklets. Recommend that first time users review first time user information prior to logging on

The self-advocacy toolkit for mental health services users

NTULO, Christian A

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"This toolkit is has been developed to guide advocacy efforts for groups of people with mental disorders at local and national level. Its activities are participatory by nature so as to add flavour to every group meeting. It uses the term "activity leader" to promote shared leadership, and provides a variety of activities for the groups to choose from as they plan for and execute their advocacy campaign"

IDA's human rights publication series

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA)

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"Annual journal dedicated to sharing and gathering information, practices and experiences related to implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) from different sources including organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), NGOs, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), United Nations human rights mechanisms and other actors, with a focus on highlighting positive examples of CRPD compliance. It aims to respond to an increased demand for additional guidance on implementation given the diversity and multiplication of practices worldwide"

Violence and abuse towards persons with disabilities

AMICI DI RAOUL FOLLEREAU (AIFO)

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This website presents the workshop reports and presentations from the second part of an international workshop on "Going beyond the taboos in community-based rehabilitation (CBR)." The workshop focused on violence and abuse towards persons with disabilities and role of CBR in preventing them and supporting the victims. Links are provided to the workshop report and presentations in pdf format
"Going beyond the taboo areas in CBR" workshop, part 2
Agra, India
30 November 2012

Women enabled website

WOMEN ENABLED

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This website presents information about Women Enabled (WE), a non-governmental organization working to advance the human rights of women and girls worldwide, especially women and girls with disabilities. Links are provided to a comprehensive list of women enabled issues, in addition to related news and events, media and publications and advocacy advice to take action. This website is useful for anyone interested in the advancement of human rights for women and girls

Handbook on psychosocial assessment of children and communities in emergencies

THE UNITED NATIONS CHLDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

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"This is a guidebook for any agency, organization or academic doing rehabilitation work and focuses on the assessment to be conducted when an emergency first hits or just after a major event in an armed conflict. In these situations, typically a responding agency or group organizes an assessment team of five to eight people who go to the affected area to determine the needs of survivors. This handbook speaks to those assessment teams that focus on the psychosocial as well as physical needs of children, their families and the communities"

Key informant method

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EVIDENCE IN DISABILITY (ICED)

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"The Key Informant Method (KIM) is a method that has previously been validated in the identification of children with severe visual impairment and blindness using trained, community volunteers in the place of a door-to-door survey. KIM has been developed by a number of organisations working together to enable states and state parties to formulate suitable policies and programs. The ICED is working with a number of partners using KIM in different settings"
This website provides information about recent KIM projects and related resources

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

WEB ACCESSIBILITY INITIATIVE (WAI)

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This website features general information about the web accessibility initiative and useful resources and guides related to managing and implementing web accessibility in an organization

Gender and women's mental health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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This article provides facts about gender disparities and mental health, gender specific risk factors and gender bias. Links are provided to related resources

Victim assistance

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LANDMINES (ICBL)

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"This resource presents background information about victim assistance and links to related key documents on victim assistance"

CBR, social relationships, sexuality and reproductive rights

AMICI DI RAOUL FOLLEREAU (AIFO)

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This website presents the workshop reports and presentations of the first part of an international workshop titled: "Going beyond the taboos in community-based rehabilitation (CBR)." The workshop focused on social relationships, sexuality and reproductive rights. Links are provided to the workshop report and presentations in pdf format “"Going beyond the taboo areas in CBR" workshop, part 1
Agra, India
29 November 2012

Wheelmap

SOZIALHELDEN E.V

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"Wheelmap is an open and free online map for wheelchair-accessible places. It empowers users to share and access information on the wheelchair-accessibility of public places. Like with Wikipedia, everyone can participate by tagging places. Places that are not yet marked have a grey tag and can be quickly and easily marked by everyone. The crowd sourced information is free, easy to understand and can be shared with everyone. Moreover, logged in users can upload photos to places or write comments to further describe the wheelchair accessibility of a place. This additional information makes it easy for mobility-impaired users to determine whether they can access the place or not. Wheelmap.org is a global tool that can be used by everyone everywhere. It is available on the internet and as an app for iPhone and Android"

WE issues : convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the CRPD committee

WOMEN ENABLED

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This webpage presents information about the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), the CRPD committee and women and girls with disabilities with the aim is to highlight that more comprehensive coverage of issues of concern to women and girls with disabilities should be included in this process. Links are provided to detailed Women Enabled’s analyses and recommendations, as well as the CRPD committee's list of issues and the CRPD committee's concluding observations for each country. Further, Women Enabled’s reviews the concluding observations prepared by the CRPD Committee to determine the extent to which issues of concern to women and girls with disabilities were addressed

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