Organisations

Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya Rehabilitation Clinic

Kenya

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PO Box 93959
Mombasa

Aims to rehabilitate children with physical disabilities up to the point where they can walk on their own or with the support of walking appliances; to improve their health by providing necessary medication; and to assess their needs for a school placement. It is hoped that these children will then be able to lead a near normal life with the same opportunities as their able-bodied counterparts

Helen Keller Worldwide (HKW)

USA

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352 Park Avenue South
12th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Helen Keller Worldwide prevents blindness, restores sight and provides rehabilitation services to blind people, saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable people. Programmes are working in thirty countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas. In an effort to provide services that effect long-term change, they aim to build the capacity of governments and strengthen existing infrastructures. Helen Keller Worldwide acts as a trainer and organiser and offers technical asssistance to the public, private and non-profit sectors that provide health care services at regional, national and international levels

Disability Studies Unit (DSU)

Sri Lanka

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Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya
PO Box 06
Ragama

DSU's aims and objectives are to promote CBR internationally and in Sri Lanka through education, research and disemination of information. DSU has disabled staff. DSU has a resource centre which is open to the public and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone. It also facilitates the training of speech and language therapists and conducts research on disability issues.

Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation Integration & Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV)

Philippines

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Room 407, STI College Cubao
Opulent Building, EDSA corner Gen Roxas St
Cubao, Quezon City 1109

ATRIEV is a non profit organisation established for and by people with visual impairments in order to assist VIPs access education and employment by use of adaptive technology. The organisation conducts training programmes for VIPs for further education or income generating activities. ATRIEV also operates a resource centre fitted with adaptive technology.

Children with Disability Australia (CDA)

Australia

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PO Box 172
Clifton Hill
Victoria, 3058

Children with Disability Australia (CDA) is the national peak body that represents children and young people with disability aged 0-25. CDA is a not for profit, community based organisation and has a national membership of 5000 with the majority being families.

CDA’s vision is that children and young people with disability living in Australia are afforded every opportunity to thrive, achieve their potential and that their rights and interests as individuals, members of a family and their community are met.

CDA works at the national level to progress opportunities and inclusion of all children and young people with disability living in Australia. It works to achieve these aims by:

• Educating national public policy-makers and the broader community about the needs of children and young people with disability.

• Representing children and young people with disability to ensure the best possible support and services are available from government and the community.

• Informing children and young people with disability, families and care givers about their rights and entitlements to services and support.

• Celebrating the successes and achievements of children and young people with disability.

Orcam

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OrCam Technologies Ltd. 13 Hartum St. Jerusalem, Israel
OrCam Inc. 1350 Broadway, Suite 1600 New York, NY 10018
OrCam UK Ltd. 60 Gresham St. London, United Kingdom

OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or people with other conditions. The OrCam MyEye device provides a visual aid through a discreet, wearable platform and easy-to-use interface. An easy, unobtrusive fit on any eyeglass frame, OrCam’s conversion of visual information into the spoken word enables you to instantly and discreetly read text, recognize faces, as well as identify products and money notes.