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The AIDS Resource Center

ARC

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The AIDS Resource Center in Addis Ababa serves as Ethiopia's premier source of AIDS information. The ARC provides up-to-date and accurate local and international multimedia materials on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. The website offers access to the 'AIDS in Ethiopia' database, publications, fact sheets, and a monthly update on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

We can do [blog]

SHETTLE, Andrea

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We Can Do is blog shares information about people with disabilities in developing countries including conferences, events, job posts, news, resources, and case studies. In particular, it alerts people to pragmatic resources and toolkits that are free or low-cost and that they can put to immediate use in the field with disabled people living in poverty in developing countries. It includes a resource 'Refugees with disabilities' facts and solutions

Mother and child nutrition : mother, infant and young child nutrition and malnutrition

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"The information and links contained within this site aim to address malnutrition in the global context, offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in its prevention and management. It is hoped that a greater understanding of best practices, including new technologies and available resources, will encourage more people to tackle the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, while also freely sharing information and experiences." The website also has a specific section for information about nutrition and malnutrition in India. It is aimed at the community at large with a section practitioners and programme managers

PROTAbase

PROTA : PLANT RESOURCES OFTROPICAL AFRICA

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This is a database of around 7,000 useful plants of tropical Africa. It details the scientific and vernacular names, the geographical distribution, properties and uses of each plant and incudes diagrams and images

Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

DNIS : Disability news and information service

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The Disability News and Information Service (DNIS) is a fortnightly news service on disability in India. It aims to empower people with disabilities by making them, their family members and the society at large aware of their rights. It is available by free electronic subscription and an archive is available on the website

Global disability rights library

THE WIDERNET PROJECT

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The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) is an enhanced online version of the WiderNet Project’s eGranary Digital Library, an off-line information storage and collaboration platform that provides internet-like access to digital resources without requiring internet connectivity. The resources include websites, reports, journals, books and software applications relating to various disability and development topics, such as independent living, advocacy, education, transportation, public policy, employment, vocational rehabilitation, and other topics. This library is useful for policymakers, advocates and people with disabilities

Disability news service

PRING, John

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"This website offers an archive of the UK’s most important disability-related news stories. The aim is to provide a useful resource for disabled people, disability rights campaigners and disability organisations in the UK ....On this site, you can use a searchable archive containing every disability-related news story produced by the service since it was launched in April 2009"

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"

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

Adaptech research network

ADAPTECH RESEARCH NETWORK

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Adaptech research network consists of a team of academics, students and consumers who conduct research involving college and university students with a variety of disabilities in Canada. Their goal is to provide empirically based information to assist and inform decision making that ensures that new policies and new information and communication technologies reflect the needs and concerns of a variety of stakeholders. Specifically their areas of focus are use and accessibility of information and communication technologies in postsecondary education, facilitators and barriers to academic success, and free or inexpensive software useful to students with various disabilities. The network’s website presents general information about the network and team, their research and related publications, and a database of free or inexpensive software and hardware for Windows, Mac, and Apple

Review of research journal

REVIEW OF RESEARCH

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This journal is an online open access international multidisciplinary research journal, published monthly. The papers are double blind peer reviewed research in multidisciplinary areas presenting changes happening in higher education and society as well as research

History of learning disability

GOODEY, Chris
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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

Resources : INTRAC's resource centre

INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

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This database offers materials for development practitioners both out in the field and engaged in policy making and research.  It covers a broad range of topics in the areas of strengthening, and development of civil society as well as well as materials designed to inform and stimulate debate on aid and development policy and practice.  In addition to Intrac’s own material, the website acts as a hub that brings together useful material from other organisations. Users can comment on resources, and  read  reviews from other users

Dialogues for disaster anticipation and resilience

HUMANITARIAN FUTURES PROGRAMME (HFP)

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The 24 case studies highlight the important relationship that communication plays in the effectiveness of a community’s understanding and willingness to work together for the most effective response to disasters possible. It provides a clear understanding of the connection between the science behind national disasters and the relationship between effective communication and response efforts

  • Case Study #1: Early Warning - Early Action;
  • Case Study #2: Knowledge Timeline;
  • Case Study #3: Participatory Downscaling;
  • Case Study #4: Scenario-based risk communication;
  • Case Study #5: Competency Groups;
  • Case Study #6: Nanodialogues;
  • Case Study #7: Tools for participative climate risk communication;
  • Case Study #8: Café Scientifique;
  • Case: Study #9: Decision Support System for flood risk management;
  • Case Study #10: Blending sources of climate information;
  • Case Study #11: The Forecast Factory;
  • Cast Study #12: Weather or not?;
  • Cast Study #13: The River Basin Game;
  • Case Study #14: The Archer;
  • Cast Study #15: Two-way exchange;
  • Cast Study #16: UNISDR ‘Stop Disaster’ Game;
  • Case Study #17: Animations;
  • Case Study #18: Knowledge Bazaars;
  • Case Study 19: Participatory Scenario Planning;
  • Case Study #20: Community Radio;
  • Case Study #21: Fishbowl;
  • Case Study #22:Community Forecasting;
  • Case Study #23: Evacuation;
  • Case Study #24: Visualisation

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

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.

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