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African journal of disability

SWARTZ, Leslie
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This journal "introduces and discusses issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty and practices of exclusion and marginalisation. Its articles yield new insight into established human development practices, evaluate new educational techniques and disability research, examine current cultural and social discrimination, and bring serious critical analysis to bear on problems shared across the African continent"
One issue published per year

Canadian working group on HIV and rehabilitation

THE CANADIAN WORKING GROUP ON HIV AND REHABILITATION (CWGHR)

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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

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

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

History of learning disability

GOODEY, Chris
et al

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History of Learning Disability is a group of academics researching the history of learning disability, the history of intellectual disability, and the history of developmental disability. The website notes that it follows UK practice by using “learning disability” to cover all of them. This website and blog invites academic discussion about the changing ideas that have gone into the history of learning disability, as well as providing a bibliography and links to related history and intellectual disability resources

Sanitation library : school WASH

SUSTAINABLE SANITATION ALLIANCE

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This database search presents a wide range of materials related school WASH including reports, papers, case studies, conference materials, training materials and posters

Educator labs

EDUCATOR LABS

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This website presents information and projects from Educator Labs, an education NGO focused on the dissemination of information and knowledge. It aims to assist educators in discovering valuable resources for classroom use and to strengthen connections among the educational web by acting as courier. A ‘resource bank’ contains high quality reference points for educators and students, and the ‘resource packets’ contain information related to topics of interest and desired age groups, such as the arts, social studies and special education

My disability matters

EARDON, Dale

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“My Disability Matters” is a membership website created for and by people with disabilities. The website shares news and opinions on about disability issues in Australia, with a special focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Making information accessible for all

EUROPEAN BLIND UNION (EBU)

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This webguide provides information on why it is important to make information accessible to people with visual impairments and what accessible information is. There are detailed instructions on how to use Word, Excel, PDF,  and other formats in an accessible way. The webguide also provides a glossary of terms along with a list a groups that can assist those with visual impairments

Global Disability Watch

The Critical Institute
Shaun Grech

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Global Disability Watch is a one stop platform monitoring, collating and reporting timely, accessible and usable ground driven information on disability, disability rights violations and development policy and practice from a range of global contexts, prioritising the global South. Working with a diverse team of global partners, Global Disability Watch reports and also investigates, providing effective tools for focused advocacy, protection and assistance. Global Disability Watch advocates for and promotes inclusive, respectful and responsive policy, humanitarian and development responses.Global Disability Watch is a non-profit global programme set up and run by The Critical Institute

Creating an accessible website

WHOISHOSTINGTHIS.COM

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Tips for creating an accessible website are presented. It advises to begin the project with accessibility in mind, to structure HTML properly and to preserve functionality for visitors using just a keyboard. In the working with visual content section, tips provided include: not depending on colour alone, not using CSS to convey critical information, offering alternative to audio and video content, using descriptive link text and using ARIA roles. Links are provided and additional resources listed. 

Medbox: Disability toolbox

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A toolbox within Medbox, an Open Source library for health related work, humanitarian action and development assistance. 

Categories within the Disability toolbox include: key resources; types of disability; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; humanitarian crisis; children with disabilities; and capacity building.

Other toolboxes available are: ebola; natural hazards; conflict; zika; TB; cholera; leprosy; polio; rapid response; refugee and specific hazards.

Newz Hook

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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

The Lao Disabled Person's Association

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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.

COVID 19 and the disability movement

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA)

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In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched this hub-page to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.

 

Links are provided to resources from IDA members, partners, by disability constituency, by United Nations system and by country. Recommendations are also available. 

CABI Global health database

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A fully searchable bibliographic database concerned with the study and practice of national, regional and international public health. The database has a Coronavirus collection. 

 

Each month the Global Health site has a monthly focus on an important public health issue and provides a related news item, a useful smart search, and a selection of focussed records, book chapters and CAB reviews.

 

May 2020's focus topic is Coronavirus and Mental Health

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