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High level meeting on non-communicable diseases

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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This website presents information from the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. The high-level meeting addressed the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with a particular focus on developmental and other challenges and social and economic impacts, particularly for developing countries. Background information, key documents, civil society participation, resources and letters are provided. This website is useful to anyone interested in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide
High level meeting on non-communicable diseases
New York, New York
19-20 September 2011

Road traffic injuries

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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"WHO works with partners - governmental and nongovernmental - around the world to raise the profile of the preventability of road traffic injuries and promote good practices related to helmet and seat-belt wearing, not drinking and driving, not speeding and being visible in traffic." This website describes global and national road safety initiatives, and provides links to related publications, multimedia, and events. It is useful to anyone interested in road traffic injuries and road safety

Advocacy and training toolkit

THE ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

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"The toolkit was developed by disabled people from France, Italy, Iceland and the UK and is based on learning and evidence from visits to each of these countries. The toolkit offers information and advice to disabled people across Europe to encourage their participation and leadership in the implementation of inclusive education for disabled children and young people"

Universal human rights index

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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"The database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This tool aims at raising awareness of the human rights recommendations coming from these mechanisms and assisting governments, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions, and United Nations partners with their implementation. The Index allows the user to find out about human rights issues worldwide, and to see how the legal interpretation of international human rights law has evolved over the past ten years"

CBR training manual

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

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"Building on existing basic CBR skills set out in publications such as Disabled Village Children (Hesperian Foundation) and the manual Training in the Community for People with Disabilities (WHO), this training manual covers the additional organizational skills, knowledge and attitudes needed when implementing CBR in accordance with the various components of the new CBR guidelines... Each training module can be used independently of the other modules and it is also possible to use individual sessions from a module. When following all of the modules, there is a certain overlap, for example, between the modules on networking, working with disabled people’s organisations (DPO) and social integration. Trainers can select sessions that are more applicable for their trainees. Training objectives are set out at the beginning of each training sheet. Some modules do not cover all of the objectives if the knowledge, skills and attitudes are covered in other modules. The trainer therefore has the flexibility to decide whether to add sessions to a module where applicable. Training objectives are divided into the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed in order to work in the field on that specific topic. If certain modules are more suitable for CBR (field) workers rather than supervisors or managers, or vice versa, this is clearly indicated
A CD which provides supporting materials is included with this manual. Folders for each module contain sub-folders with the session number. Materials for single sessions are included, as are general materials about the module topics. The presentations on the CD are all PowerPoint presentations. Not all settings are appropriate for a PowerPoint presentation. Alternative forms of doing a presentations should then be chosen"

WomenEnabled.org

ORTOLEVA, Stephanie
Ed

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Women Enabled is an education and advocacy project developed to bring attention to the urgent need to advocate for the human rights of all women and girls and to include women and girls with disabilities in international resolutions, policies and programs addressing women’s human rights and development. This website features links to recent news, events and publications, and contains information about the project

DOTCOM : the disability online tool of the commission

ACADEMIC NETWORK OF EUROPEAN DISABILITY EXPERTS (ANED)

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DOTCOM is an online tool to map the progress made on a range of key instruments relevant to implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is "constructed from a large database of information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in the Member States of the European Union, its Candidate countries and other associated countries. For each of the 34 countries, and for the EU, it includes summary information on 43 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than 1,500 records). Each record includes descriptive text and web links to policy documents or sources of further information at the national level"

International development and disability resource center

MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL USA (MIUSA)

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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

Journal of policy and practice in intellectual disabilities (JPPID)

JANICKI, Matthew P
et al

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"The Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities is a forum for description of evidence-based policy and practice related to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It features content related to policy development, service design, working methods and treatment procedures, and financial, administrative and legal frameworks"
Published quarterly

WAVE : web accessibility evaluation tool

WEB ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

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"WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page"

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

E-accessibility toolkit

LEBLOIS, Axel
et al

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This practical online toolkit is designed for policy makers and regulators focusing specifically on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) provisions regarding accessibility to information and communication technologies (ICTs) for persons with disabilities. It provides comprehensive information about ICT accessibility, and highlights that it is a cross-cutting issue that concerns a broad range of government agencies and ministries, including those for broadcasting, communication, education, employment and human rights areas. It gives detailed information about technology areas, policy guides and assessment framework

The disability law and policy e-newsletter

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA College of Law, Health Policy and Disability Centre

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This monthly newsletter "is a free publication that summarizes the most current information available about disability law and policy, including events, press releases, court decisions, reports, and academic and news articles"

Access for people with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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This website presents information to promote the use of ICT for access to information and knowledge for persons with disabilities. It provides useful links to education related information about meetings, news, resources and websites

ICT resources : home

GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT (GAATES)

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This database provides resources "to assist organizations better understand and apply accessible information and communication technologies to their business practices. Although many of these resources specifically address the obligations of businesses in Ontario (Canada) to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), the concepts, strategies and resources presented can be applied to any organization in any location." Useful links are provided to publications, vendors and a glossary related to accessible information and communication services

Using ICT to empower people with disabilities

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT(ict4d)

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This website presents general information and resources related to accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) for people with disabilities. Information related to specific impairments and links to assistive technology companies and organizations are also provided. This website is useful to people with disabilities, researchers and practitioners interested in accessible ICTs

End exclusion

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
ERKO - HKSD
DUTCH COALITION ON DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT (DCDD)

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This website features information about the global End exclusion project that highlights the potential of persons with disabilities and aims to ensure that their human rights are respected. It especially focuses the inclusion of persons with disabilities in programmes designed to reduce poverty. Information about the project is provided as well as related news, resources and details about how to join the campaign

Good practice database

MAKING IT WORK

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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

Accessible digital office document (ADOD) project

TREVIRANUS, Jutta
RUPLALL, Sabrina
RICHARDS, Jan

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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

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