This website features a cross-cutting research programme in disability and development carried out collaboratively by LCD Inclusive Development Centre and four DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) partners. The applied research aims to generate evidence to support full participation of disabled people within the broader framework of inclusive development. The programme focuses upon the following four areas of disability and development research: Access to Water and Sanitation in Uganda and Zambia; Disability and Urban Agriculture in Kenya; Maternal Child Health for Women with Disabilities in Nepal; and Mental Disability, Stigma and Multidimensional Poverty in India. The website providesdetailed information about the four research areas and the research partners
Database of disability and health information resources
You can search the resource database by using the categories to the left or by typing a title, author or keywords in the search box above. Alternatively, you can browse the most recent resources below.
This resource centre offers practitioners and policy makers straightforward and effective tools for inclusion that can be readily integrated into their existing frameworks. Inclusive development information is organised into the following areas: topic and/or sector, specific MIUSA resources, international development agency disability policies and resources in other languages. A link is also provided for users to add resources
This resource contains an audio version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The recording provides a general overview of the convention, the specific articles of the CRPD and the steps for implementation
This database contains individual good practice case studies that were collected using the Making it Work methodology. Making it Work is based on documenting examples of good practices and analyzing these practices to understand how they can be replicated or scaled up. The good practice case studies highlight what practice was achieved and how changes were achieved. Users can search for case studies by CRPD article, region, country, language, keyword or general search option
This project website provides information to create accessible office documents and choose accessible office applications for organisations. The guidance is based primarily on WCAG 2.0 and ATAG 1.0. Governments, public sector organizations, and service organizations will find this resource useful for creating accessible office documents
"UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned. This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards. Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date"
"This Guidance Note provides information on how to improve educational access and quality for children with disabilities. It gives an overview of the global context, provides best practice case studies and clearly signposts practical tools and resources"
Guidance note : a DFID practice paper
This toolkit aims to help young people to recover from the traumatic effects of emergencies by providing practical tools that support sport and play programming to promote healthy physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. It offers recommendations and guidelines for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating sport and play programs in post-emergency settings
Note: a zip folder is provided for the toolkit templates
This online video game engages children aged 9 to 16 to teach them how to protect urban areas and villages against natural hazards through disaster risk planning and management. It sensitises children on basic notions of disaster risk reduction in a fun and entertaining manner. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the issue and does not pretend to educate children on all the aspects of disaster risk reduction issues
The online game includes five natural hazard scenarios (flooding, tsunami, wildfire, hurricane and earthquake) set in five different geographic environments with three different levels of difficulty that require critical decision-making and strategic planning. In each scenario, the player has a specific mission to fulfill within a budget and limit time. Then a natural hazard strikes after which the player assesses damage and receives his/her score. The player who has protected the most people and their livelihoods (property and resources) wins the game
The bilingual Journal of Human Development, Disability and Social Change focuses on the development and diffusion of knowlege about personal and environmental determinants of the social participation of people with disabilities. The journal values "interdisciplinary", "cross-disability" and "transgenerational" perspectives: all disciplines, impairments and disabilities, as well as age groups are included. The publication accepts submissions from authors discussing about the rehabilitation, adaptation, social participation and people with disabilities human rights fields
Two issues per year
The Canadian working group on HIV and rehabilitation (CWGHR) is a national, charitable organization that responds to the rehabilitation needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. This website presents general information about the working group, featuring their members, publications, research and newsletters. It also provides detailed education information and resources for people living with HIV, health and social care providers and employers. This resource is useful for anyone interested in HIV and rehabilitation
"This guide offers a brief introduction to how to use cross-posting for online advocacy campaign. It reviews different web 2.0 tools, showcasing successful examples where cross-posting has been used for advocacy. The guide also includes the pros and cons of the cross-posting technique"
Advocacy 2.0 guide
This video shows that "children with disabilities and their communities both benefit if society focuses on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot"
On this website users can browse and search more than 12,000 health illustrations from our renowned publications. Registered users can organize, purchase, and download images for a price depending on usage
Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.
Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes
The Eldis website shares the best information on development policy, practice and research. This resource provides links to capacity development summarised documents which are all available to download free and links to related capacity development organisations
This online guide to the inclusive education policy of Plymouth University highlights the policies and directives that have been undertaken to ensure that there is a barrier-free access to education for all of its students. This accessible guide presents inclusive learning and teaching to support staff with the continual process of reflection and engagement with what inclusivity means for their subject, school or faculty and their students. It contains research-informed resources, guidance and videos about inclusive teaching and learning
Established in 2001, the Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) is a membership-based organisation for people with disabilities advocating disability rights and providing services to members based on their needs.
The LDPA has over 11,000 members from across the country but seeks to represent the interests of all people with disability within Lao PDR irrespective of their membership status. The LDPA does this at a national and provincial level. The LDPA’s head office in Vientiane Capital works in partnership with several organisations on strategic advocacy and rights-based projects and also provides outreach, opportunity and empowerment at a provincial level where members are organised into groups.
Newz Hook is an Indian news channel with a special focus on disability related news. It is accessible to visually impaired screen reader users, promotes sign language news for deaf and uses simple English. It has sections on features, accessibility, lifestyle, education, employment, technology and sport
This CD-ROM contains EuroGrowth charts that have been created for health professionals to individually track the physical growth of children from birth to five years of age. The user can add, monitor and print individual growth data, calculate growth velocity, measure influence of breastfeeding on growth, modify growth by mid-parental height, correct growth for gestational age of premature infants and calculate z-scores. [Abstract courtesy of CAB International]
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion