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Links of interest:

Universities – UWI/other universities

 

Service organizations – local/international

 

Resources – Caribbean, UK, USA

  • ww.dpi.org  website for Disabled Peoples' International

  •  http://www.friendsfordisabled.org.lb/
    Friends of the Disabled Association (FDA) is an independent non-profit and non-government organization. It was founded in year 1978 by a group of parents of children with mental disability. The Association is licensed by the Government of Lebanon under Decree No.60/a.d.-dated 26/4/1978.

  • www.un.org/disabilities/convention
    The official website of the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
    To view the full Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/gladnet/default.cfm?pageID=1
    The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Our common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  • http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/gladnet/unconvention_resources.cfm
    GLADNET provides resources such as checklists, brochures, tools and information sheets (in English) as well as good practices and contacts pertaining to some articles of the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that relate to disability, training, and work/employment

  • http://www.friendsfordisabled.org.lb/
    Friends of the Disabled Association (FDA) is an independent non-profit and non-government organization. It was founded in year 1978 by a group of parents of children with mental disability. The Association is licensed by the Government of Lebanon under Decree No.60/a.d.-dated 26/4/1978.

  • www.un.org/disabilities/convention
    The official website of the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
    To view the full Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/gladnet/default.cfm?pageID=1
    The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Our common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities.

  • http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/gladnet/unconvention_resources.cfm
    GLADNET provides resources such as checklists, brochures, tools and information sheets (in English) as well as good practices and contacts pertaining to some articles of the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that relate to disability, training, and work/employment.

  • www.pacrim.hawaii.edu 
    Home page for The International Pacific Rim Conference (Pac Rim) on Disabilities. The International Pacific Rim Conference (Pac Rim) on Disabilities has been widely recognized over the past 25 years as one of the most “diverse gatherings” in the world. The event encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons.

  • http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/main/news/2009_2010/04292010.php
    Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at  Manoa – CDS

  • News.PacRim Report
    The 26th Annual International Pacific Rim Conference (Pac Rim) on Disabilities 2010 Programme – Focus on the Caribbean pgs 61-64. Members of staff of the Disability Studies Unit, The University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

  • http://www.cds.hawaii.edu
    The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) is a University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents recognized Center focused upon development and conduct of interdisciplinary education/training, research/demonstration and evaluation, and university and community service.

  • http://www.medicaresolutions.com/disability-resources.asp
    Complete Disability Resource Guide

    http://caribbean.dpi.org/regional_capacitybuilding.htm

  • University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Behavioural Sciences Social Work Unit presentation on research and persons with disabilities, launching of the UWI Research Programme on Disability Studies, launching of its website found at http://sta.uwi.edu/disabilitystudies/, and presentations of the working paper “Tertiary Education: Fostering Inclusiveness for Persons with Disabilities" on December 7;

  • http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/
    This is the website of the Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.  The Council was created by the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 with the main purpose of addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. 

  • http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

  • http://adod.idrc.ocad.ca
    The Inclusive Design Research Centre, in partnership with UNESCO and the Government of Ontario, has developed consolidated and publicly-reviewed guidance to help ensure the accessibility of office documents and the office applications with which they are created. See link for more background information on the Accessible Digital Office Document Project

  • http://www.unesco.org/webworld/icts/disabilities

  • http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1509&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
    UNESCO works with its partners to promote the use of ICT for access to information and knowledge for all persons, including those with disabilities.  The Communication and Information Sector (CI) was established in its present form in 1990.  It is concerned with empowering people through the free flow of ideas and by access to information and knowledge.

  • http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/
    IDA promotes the effective and full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities worldwide, as well as compliance with the CRPD within the UN system, through the active and coordinated involvement of representative organisations of persons with disabilities at national, regional and international levels.

  • http://www.un.org/disabilities
    Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/helping-students-with-visual-impairments/
    Helping Students with Visual Impairments

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