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A collection of resouces for decision makers and advocates for disability rights worldwide.
  • "Ask Me" Guidelines for Effective Consultation With People With Disabilities
    • These guidelines provide straightforward advice and set out the steps that organisations should take when undertaking a consultation process. Practical information on who and how to make contact for support and assistance is also included.
  • Партнерство по охране здоровья матерей, новорожденных и детей (Russian)
    • Это недавно созданное глобальное партнерство по охране здоровья нацелено на согласование и активизацию деятельности на страновом, региональном и глобальном уровнях в поддержку достижения Целей тысячелетия в области развития, связанных со здоровьем матерей и детей.
  • حقوق وكرامة الاشخاص ذوي الإعاقة
    • هذا الموقع وصلات إلى النص الكامل لاتفاقية حقوق الأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة) في لغات متعددة ، الأسئلة المتداولة حول الإعاقة، ومعلومات حول العمل المتعلقة بالإعاقة في جميع أنحاء منظومة الأمم المتحدة.
  • شراكة صحة الأم والوليد والطفل
    • In Arabic.
  • علم طاقت ہے
    • Urdu language
  • 孕产妇、新生儿和儿童健康伙伴关系 (Chinese)
    • 该伙伴关系于最近组建,其目的是协调和加强国家、地区和全球水平上的行动,为实现妇女和儿童健康的联合国千年发展目标提供支持。
  • 残疾人权利公约秘书处
    • 該網站已鏈接到全文權利公約關於殘疾人的(CRPD)在多國語言,常見疑問的CRPD,以及有關殘疾人有關的工作在整個聯合國系統。(Chinese)
  • A Brief Guide to the Australian Disability Discrimination Act
    • The links from this page provide a brief outline of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), generally and as it applies to a number of areas of life.
  • Access to Drug Labels Survey Report
    • This report details the consequences visually impaired individuals face due to drug label's inaccessibility. Possible solutions include distribution of assistive technology devices and Congress granting the FDA clear authority to regulate the accessibility of drug labels. PDF format.
  • Access to Published Works
    • This is an article which introduces various forms of accessible publications and the different challenges one must face to make publication more accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • Accessible ICT Policy Advocacy Guides by Policy Area
    • This page offers guidelines to advocating and creating accessible information and communication technolgy policy organized by policy area, including transportation, health, and education.
  • Accessible Product development and design
    • This Toolkit section describes how policy and legislation that promotes and incentivises the Universal Design of products can help to fulfil a country's accessibility obligations within the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
  • Action on Disability and Development - Ghana
    • This web page describes the activities of Action on Disability and Development (ADD) in Ghana. ADD promotes capacity building among DPOs devoted to human rights.
  • ADA National Network Publications
    • Includes ADA Fact Sheets, the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit, Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals, The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers, The ADA National Network DISABILITY LAW Handbook, A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People With Disabilities. Many resources also available in Spanish.
  • ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials
    • This page contains links to legal documents, general publications, and publications for businesses and governments about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Publications are available in standard print as well as large print, audiotape, Braille, and computer disk for people with disabilities.
  • Ageing & Disability Seminar Proceedings
    • The aim of the seminar was to bring together people from the ageing and disability sectors to discuss common policy issues and to share the findings of a joint discussion paper on ageing and disability.
  • AIDSLEX русский
    • Канадская правовая сеть по ВИЧ/СПИДу является владельцем и оператором настоящего сайта, расположенного по адресу
  • Alianza para la Salud de la Madre, el Recién Nacido y el Niño
    • La Alianza, fundada en septiembre de 2005, está formada por un grupo de más de 350 miembros, y aspira a armonizar e intensificar las actividades en los planos nacional, regional y mundial de apoyo de los Objetivos de Desarollo para el Milenio relativos a la salud de la madre y el niño.
  • Alternative Formats: Making your Communications more Accessible
    • Information on how to make print and digital communication accessible, including targeting communications for particular disabilities and cost benefit analyses on alternative formatting.
  • An Institution Is Not a Home
    • This article argues for the rights of individuals with disabilities who are institutionalized to live at home. Institutions often seclude people and deprive them of learning to function in a community.
  • APA Protest
    • In 2003 several hundred psychiatric survivors gathered in San Francisco to protest two meetings of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). They protested a wide range of issues including forced treatment of psychiatric patients and pushed for a greater use of treatment alternative to drugs and electroshock.
  • APDIME Toolkit
    • Resources for HIV/AIDS Program Managers: Assessment, Planning, Design, Implementation and Monitoring, and Evaluation
  • Archive ADA
    • This site serves as a comprehensive archive of documents and history related to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Includes the text of the law, legislative history, congressional hearings, Supreme Court cases, federal regulations, and policy and advocacy documents on both the original ADA and the ADAAA
  • Asian Pacific Disability & Rehabilitation Journal (APDRJ)
    • This journal mainly publishes articles related to policy development, concept clarification, development of methodology in the areas of service delivery, training of manpower and programme evaluation, and development of technology related to rehabilitation. Journal archives open in PDF format.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center
    • This website is designed to provide access to a wide range of information and resources related to the Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It includes assessment materials, early intervention tips, and tools for connecting with young children.
  • Best Practice of Inclusive Services: The Value of Inclusion
    • A discusion of best practices for inclusion in public services, including parks, recreation, etc.
  • Best Practices in the Field of Disability and Elections
    • Presents "best practice" stories on how various countries have promoted the rights of citizens to vote in elections. Also presents examples of t-shirts, ballots, and posters that promote election rights.
  • Best Practices: Bangladesh
    • Provides information about a project that promoted the participation of people with disabilities in the October 2001 election in Bangladesh as election observers.
  • Best Practices: Peru
    • Describes a project promoting the involvement of people with disabilities as election observers in the Spring 2000 elections in Peru. Provides examples of promotion materials including t-shirts and posters.
  • Best Practices: Zambia
    • Describes a project that involved people with disabilities as election observers in the December 2001 presidential elections in Zambia. Provides reports that resulted from the project.
  • Bill of Electoral Rights for Citizens with Disabilities
    • Participantes en un taller internacional sobre los derechos electorales para personas con discapacidad crearon un borrador sobre "Derechos Electorales para los Ciudadanos con Discapacidad." Participants at an international workshop on election rights for people with disabilities drafted a "Bill of Electoral Rights for Citizens with Disabilities."
  • Bring Europeans with Mental Disabilities Out of the Shadows
    • Judith Klein identifies the seclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities in Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia. She argues that they can easily integrate as productive members of society.
  • Built Environment Accessibility
    • Explains the concept of universal accessibility. Links to guidelines for architects, builders, and designers. Links to explanation of regulations in Ireland.
  • Capacity Building of Persons with Disabilities in Kabul City, Afghanistan
    • A summary of the activities of a capacity building program for people with disabilities based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Challenging Attitudes to Mental Health
    • Links to a series of television and radio advertisements used in Ireland to influence attitudes to mental health and people with psychosocial disabilities. Transcripts of the advertisements are also available.
  • Comisión de Asuntos Jurídicos y Políticos
    • En esta página, los lectores pueden descargar diversos documentos relacionados con el Decenio de las Américas por los Derechos y la Dignidad de las Personas con Discapacidad (2006-2016). Tiene documentos para México, Perú y otros países en Norte, Centro y Sudamérica. It has documents related to the Americas Decade on the Rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
  • Comissão de Assuntos Jurídicos e Políticos
    • Nesta página, os leitores podem baixar vários documentos relacionados com a Década das Américas pelos Direitos e pela Dignidade das Pessoas com Deficiência (2006-2016). Disponível em Inglês, Espanhol, Francês e Português. Tem documentos para o México, Peru e outros países do Norte, Central e Sul América.
  • Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos
    • A Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos (CIDH) é uma das entidades do sistema interamericano de proteção e promoção dos direitos humanos nas Américas.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in the Disability Rights Struggle in South Africa
    • This article from Disabled People South Africa emphasises the importance of CBR in the success of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in South Africa.
  • Como incluir pessoas com deficiência nas estratégias nacionais de redução da pobreza (PRS).
    • Trata-se de um compêndio com fatos e informações gerais, links, recursos e ferramentas pertinentes às questões-chave do PRS, deficiência e gestão de processos, bem como defesa de interesses e lobby.
  • Concept Note: Disability and the Church in India
    • This article describes the necessity of churches to accommodate persons with disabilities so they may be included in church activities. Suggestions of practices are given for seven common disabilities.
  • Considerations for Specifying, Incentivising and Implementing Universal Design
    • An explanation of the two strategies governments use to make technology developers focus on universal design. While regulation ensure a company must follow universal design models, this often results in minimal achievements. Giving companies incentive, on the other hand, makes companies more apt to develop universal design technologies.
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This is the full-text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in English. The CRPD is the first legally binding international human rights treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities in ratifying nations.
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This is the UN's General Assembly's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol to the Convention documents
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Translations
    • This page offers an overview of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and links to HTML, Word, Video, audio, and PDF translations of the CRPD and its Optional Protocol in many languages
  • Danishkadah: Empowering Persons with Disabilities & Deafness
    • Danishkadah was established to empower persons with disabilities and deafness, and to work as a think-tank on disability related issues. Based in Pakistan, in Urdu language.
  • DAO “Self-Awareness and Advocacy Rights” Training Toolkit for People with Disabilities
    • This training toolkit from the Development and Ability Organization (DAO) provides self-awareness and advocacy rights’ information for people with disabilities. It will help people with disabilities gain knowledge, build capacity, advocate for their rights, and even establish a disabled people's organization (DPO).
  • Deaf Child Worldwide
    • Deaf Child Worldwide is dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation. Works with partner organizations in developing countries to implement projects focused on deaf children. Their site shares best practice case studies and facilitates networking.
  • Developing Accessible ICT Policy
    • A set of steps to developing accessible information and communications technology policy.
  • Dialogue in Law Journal About Value About Psychiatric Advanced Directives
    • This article discusses the various scenarios which cause physicians to override Psychiatric Advance Directives and the actual degree of patient's will likely to be followed.
  • Disability and Poverty
    • This article discusses the circular relationship between poverty and disability.
  • Disability and Sexual Orientation: A Discussion Paper
    • According to estimates in the United Kingdom, around one in ten people with a disability are lesbian or gay. As this discussion paper highlights, these people can experience marginalisation and discrimination within society and a lack of appropriate and adequate services.
  • Disability and the Global South (DGS) Journal
    • Disability and the Global South (DGS) es la primera revista estudiantil académica que publica trabajos de alta calidad enfocados exclusivamente en los diversos aspectos de la discapacidad en el sur global. DGS is the first academic student periodical that focus on the diverse aspects on disabilities.
  • Disability in Australia's Aid Program
    • The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) incorporates disability as a key component of development strategy in developing countries. This webpage explains their strategy and provides links to other web sites on disability and development.
  • Disability Legislation in the Asia-Pacific Region
    • This page provides examples of disability legislation in 10 Asia-Pacific countries in the areas of: protecting rights, equalization, education, employment, rehabilitation, accessibility, and national coordination.
  • Disability Rights and Policies Reference Documents and Resources
    • This site presents reference publications, web pages and websites selected in connection with the theme of disability rights and policies. Available in French.
  • Disability Rights Initiative Guidelines
    • This society provides funding support for projects meant to promote ratification and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It prioritizes efforts to promote the rights of people with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities but may consider other programs as well.
  • Disability Rights Page of the Human Rights Watch Website
    • Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. This is the Disability Rights page of the HRW website.
  • Disability, Poverty Reducation, and Social Development
    • This article is about the complex relationship between poverty and disability. While establishing that they mutally affect one-another, the Asian Development Bank is adopting policies to ensure equal inclusion of disabled and poor peoples into their projects and development.
  • Disabled People South Africa Constitution
    • The official constitution of Disabled People of South Africa (DPSA). They establish the ways in which they pledge to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities in South Africa.
  • Duty of 'Care': Is it Ethical?
    • This report offers a challenge to the treatment practices for mental health patients occuring in New Zealand's hospitals. Questionable treatments include electro-convulsive shock, forcing of neuroleptic drugs, and the labeling of patients; all against patient consent.
  • EDF in easy language
    • This page contains links to information about the work of the European Disability Forum (EDF) in easy-read versions in many languages.
  • Education Resources from the Australian Human Rights Commission
    • The Australian Human Rights Commission’s community engagement and human rights education program works to build understanding and respect for rights, whether at home, at school, at work or in the community.
  • Effective Leadership and Organisational Culture for the Recruitment and Retention of People with Disabilities in the Public Sector
    • The research aims to describe the leadership and organisational culture factors for the effective recruitment and retention of people with disabilities in the Irish public sector. The research was carried out for the National Disability Authority by Real World Group.
  • Emerging From War, Finding A Voice: Intersections Of Disability And HIV/AIDS In Conflict And Post-Conflict Settings
    • In this paper advisors on disability and AIDS from AIDS-Free World discuss the issues faced by disabled populations with HIV in conflict situations in northern Uganda. PDF format.
  • Employment & Training Documents and Advisory Publictions, Disability Issues in Legislation
    • Information and publications related to employment issues and disability in Ireland, including legislation and policy issues.
  • Encouraging Accessibility of Public Services in Ireland, Guidance on ICT Built Environment and Customer Services Accessibility
    • Publications and resources for policy makers on promoting accessibility in Ireland. Includes content on accessible evacuation, accessible ICT, accessible voting, Universal Design, and accessible publications.
  • Equalizing Educational Opportunities for the Nigerian-Ghanaian Blind Girl-Child
    • This paper discusses the education situation for blind girls and boys in Nigeria and Ghana and how gender impacts opportunity.
  • ESCAP Statistics
    • ESCAP works to improve the use of statistics for evidence-based decision-making and to develop and disseminate quality statistics for inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies in the ESCAP region. Quality statistics, that is statistics that are relevant, accurate, timely, value for money, accessible to all and free from political interference are the foundation for good governance.
  • Exploring the Research and Policy Gaps: A Review of Literature on Women and Disability
    • Summarizes existing knowledge in Ireland and internationally about how issues for women with disabilities differ because of their gender and disability. Topics include social welfare, poverty, labor market, personal assistance, sexuality, communication difficulties. Page can be read online or downloaded in several formats.
  • Fashion Freaks!: Your Dressing Room on the Net
    • A site about creating custom clothing for people who use wheelchairs, including patterns, tips, and photos.
  • Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
    • This program within the Center for Financial Inclusion works to promote equal and fair access to quality financial products and services for persons with disabilities. Its emphasis is on low-income finance, including microfinance.
  • First Steps in Producing Accessible Publications
    • This booklet has two core aims. First, to assist those involved in producing publications to explore the need and opportunity to produce their publications in a range of formats to meet the diverse needs of their intended audience. The second aim is to provide basic information on how to produce these various formats. The booklet is not intended as a comprehensive guide to creating accessible publications, but it outlines many of the ‘first steps.’
  • Five-Year Experience of First-Episode Nonaffective Psychosis in Open-Dialogue Approach: Treatment Principles, Follow-Up Outcomes, and Two Case Studies
    • This article includes the results of two case studies done in Finland using open dialogue treatment on patients. Patients attended psychotheraputic dialogue meetings with family, other close relations, and a doctor. PDF format.
  • Fun and Leisure: Designing for Inclusive Play: Applying the Principles of Universal Design to the Playground
    • This article explores the principals of universal design as applied to playground and recreation. Includes discussions of different theories of design and specific concerns when designing a playground.
  • Fun and Leisure: Providing Inclusive Recreation Opportunities: The Cincinnati Model
    • A case study of the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, which has included divisons for inclusion of people with disabilities since 1967.
  • Fun and Leisure: Recreation Access Rights
    • A discussion recreation access rights, includng focus on issue of economic burden, admnistrative burden, and enforcement.
  • Fun and Leisure: You're Here? Now What? Making Self-Advocacy Work For You In Recreation Settings
    • This page discusses ways to be a self advocate for accessible recreation and sports opportunities. Includes three case studies.
  • Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
    • An initial introduction to resources for people new to Web accessibility. Includes why web accessibility is needed, what makes a site accessible, how to evaluate sites for accessibility, and more.
  • GLADNET Collection
    • The GLADNET collection includes a wide variety of documents, such as reports, goverment documents, and project descriptions, that relate to employment and training for people with disabilities.
  • Good Policies: Zero Project Selection 2012
    • Provides examples of good policy meant to protect the rights of people with disabilities in seven countries. Experts choose to highlight these eight selections from 18 nominated laws and regulations at the country, state, or province level from around the world.
  • Good Practice: Zero Project Selection 2012
    • Provides 27 Good Practice Examples from 15 countries on protecting the human rights of people with disabilities. All examples were nominated, selected and reviewed by an international network of disability experts.
  • Hate Crime Resources: UK Disabled People's Council
    • This page links to a collection of publications documenting hate crimes against people with disabilities in the United Kingdom (UK), what the UK government is (or isn't) doing about it, and how people can help. Some publications are Word format, some PDF, some in both. Some documents have an "easy-read" version for readers with intellectual disabilities. All in English.
  • Health and the Millenium Development Goals
    • Some of WHO's work is tied directly to one MDG, for example, WHO's work on HIV/AIDS. Other work touches not one specific goal, but several at the same time, for example, WHO's work on strengthening health systems.
  • Higher Education Engineering Curricula
    • This article gives a step-by-step process of how to develop a curriculum to teach engineering students to develop universal design assistive technologies.
  • HIV Health and Your Community (Hesperian)
    • A thorough, easy-to-understand guide for health workers throughout the world. Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV pandemic in their communities, it is easily accessible to those with little medical or technical knowledge.
  • House of Wisdom: Knowledge is Power -- Sindhi (سندھی) translation
    • These illustrations tell an uplifting story of rediscovering life after hearing loss. It can be accessed in pdf format as well as a movie version with English narration and sign language translation. Also available in several languages.
  • Housing Documents and Advisory Publications: Disability Issues in Legislation (Ireland)
    • Ireland's National Disability Authority has made policy recommendations for how to improve the housing situation for people with disabilities and promote independent living (living in the community).
  • How Assistive Technology Supports Independent Living
    • This article serves as an introduction to the ways which assistive technology supports people with disabilities to live independently.
  • How Can A Blind/Visually Impaired Person work as a Judge?
    • This article discusses the challenges in gaining recognition for the ability of people who are blind or have visual impairment to work as judges or lawyers in India. It also discusses how to overcome these challenges so that more blind or visually impaired people can work in the legal field.
  • How People with Disabilities Use the Web
    • This document provides an overview of how people with disabilities us the internet, including the principles of web accessibility, case studies, and common uses of assistive technology.
  • How to Adjust Color Contrast in Windows Operating Systems
    • A step-by-step guide to adjust the color contrast on windows operating systems. Changing the color contrast can make websites and application more accessible to visually impaired readers.
  • Human Rights - India
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in India.
  • Human Rights - Ukraine
    • Here you can find both basic and detailed information about the human rights situation in Ukraine.
  • Human Rights Africa
    • This electronic newsletter is disseminated about three times a year by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities. Archived issues going back to 2007 can be downloaded at the link.
  • Human Rights and HIV
    • The risk of HIV infection and its impact feeds on violations of human rights, including discrimination against women and marginalized groups such as sex workers, people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men.
  • Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This site can lead readers to information about a range of human rights treaties that touch upon disability issues. Also leads to information about various committees that monitor how well human rights are implemented and what is being done to ensure disability issues are integrated into the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights activities.
  • Human Rights Treaties and other Instruments
    • Here, you can find the full text for various human rights treaties around the world. Search by topic area (including disability), or by key word. Or search by country to find out which of the existing international human rights treaties your countries has signed, ratified—or ignored.
  • Human Rights Watch Русский
    • Human Rights Watch Русский
  • Human Rights Watch: Derechos de personas con discapacidad
    • Los recursos por tema de derechos de personas con discapacidad. Este sito incluye publicaciones y informes de Human Rights Watch sobre derechos. Resources on the topic of the rights for persons with disabilities.
  • Human Rights: Ecuador
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Ecuador.
  • Human Rights: Mexico
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Mexico
  • Human Rights: Nicaragua
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Nicaragua.
  • Human Rights: Papua New Guinea
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Papua New Guinea.
  • Human Rights: Peru
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Peru.
  • ICT Accessibility
    • Links to resources for making websites, public access terminals, telecommunication devices, and software accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Inclusive Development
    • A list of key points and suggestions central to the inclusion of people with disabilities into communities. It gives an outline of relationships with disabled people's organizations and actions communities should take to create inclusive communities.
  • Income Documents and Advisory Publications: Disability Issues in Legislation (Ireland)
    • Ireland's National Disability Authority has conducted a study that found that people with disabilities typically deal with higher living expenses yet are less likely to hold a job and are more likely to live in poverty.
  • Information on Attitudes Toward Disability
    • Provides a brief overview of current initiatives in Ireland to improve attitudes toward disability.
  • Information on Ghana
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Ghana. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Ghana. OHCHR web content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Initiative for Equitable Library Access
    • Works to create the conditions for sustainable and equitable library access for Canadians with print disabilities. By Libraries and Archives Canada.
  • Institutional Development Program
    • The Institutional Development Program (IDP) works to expand the capacity of organizations of and for the blind in Africa to advocate for opportunities for improved policies and equal participation for people who are blind and visually impaired.
  • International Comparison of 21 Indicators 2012
    • Compares 21 social indicators of the status of disability rights across 36 countries. A few examples of social indictors used include the availability of sign language in courts, the right to primary mainstream education, accommodations in the workplace, and others.
  • International Cooperation and ICT Accessibility
    • Designed to provide references on the provisions of the Convention regarding international cooperation as well as practical references on international cooperation programs.
  • International Labor Standards
    • ILO Conventions and Recommendations cover a broad range of subjects concerning work, employment, social security, social policy and related human rights.
  • International Norms and Standards Relating to Disability
    • Contains information on the international and regional standards to promote the rights of people with disabilities in society within a broad human rights framework, encompassing the full range of human rights from civil and political to economic, social and cultural rights and the different mechanisms by which these norms and standards have been adopted in to local laws.
  • Interpreting for Jewish Celebrations
    • A guide for sign language interpreting of Jewish celebrations.
  • Introduction to Assistive Technologies
    • An introduction to the world of assistive technologies. Several different examples from case studies are given where assistive technology is not only cost efficient, but time efficient for employees with disabilities.
  • Introduction to e-Accessibility Basics
    • The following sections provide an overview of accessibility and the purpose of ICTs and some basic accessibility principles, as well as development and promotion of standards and principals
  • Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau
    • This is the web site for a group supporting activities in developing countries related to leprosy, community and primary health care, disability and rehabilitation, and vulnerable children. Most publications are in English, some are also available in Portuguese and French.
  • Law and Policy in Action
    • This website offers information on housing and universal design, the Americans with Disabilities Act access and technology, grassroots advocacy and education, and legislation, codes, and systems reform.
  • Laws and Regulations on the Electoral Participation of Citizens with Disabilities.
    • Links to an extensive listing of laws and constitutions in countries around the world that impact the ability of people with disabilities in participate in elections. Each relevant law is quoted in English translation. Organized alphabetically by country, or by region.
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability: News and Media
    • The media and PR team provides a full service to journalists on Leonard Cheshire Disability's work, including the care and support we give to disabled people, our policy and campaigning work, and fundraising and employment initiatives.
  • Lessons Learned from Lobbying in Uganda
    • Disability organizations in Uganda share their experiences lobbying their government for people with disabilities to be included in the Uganda National Poverty Reduction Strategy. Discusses what they did right, and what they should do differently next time.
  • Let Me Speak
    • This training manual is designed to help people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds learn to become stronger self-advocates able to speak up about their own rights, needs, and wants.
  • Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (LSSPS)
    • The Libraries Serving Special Populations Section is charged to improve the quality of library service for people with special needs, including people with disabilities and their families.
  • Local government and ICT Accessibility
    • This page discusses how local governments and communities can embrace accessible ICT.
  • Los Derechos y la Dignidad de las Personas con Discapacidad
    • Este sitio tiene enlaces al texto completo de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (CDPD) en varios idiomas, las preguntas más frecuentes acerca de la CDPD, y la información sobre la labor relacionada con la discapacidad en todo el sistema de las Naciones Unidas.
  • Make Development Inclusive Objectives
    • This page describes the mission statement and activities of the group Make Development Inclusive. This includes mainstreaming disabilities in relation to development. English language (Also available in French).
  • Make Development Inclusive: How to Include the Perspectives of Persons with Disabilities in the Project Cycle Management Guidelines of the EC
    • A guide of how to best include people with disabilities into the project cycle management of the European Commission. Focus is given on appropriate places to integrate the perspectives of people with disabilities.
  • Mental Health Improvement
    • This is the World Health Organization's Mental Health page. It provides numerous articles on various mental health issues.
  • Mental Health Progam Aims to Ease Recovery: Ecopsychology
    • This article describes an alternative method to treating mental illness: ecopsychology. The treatment aims to use pleasant physical activity as a means for the patients to cope with their mental pressures.
  • MFI Ashley Alert: Nine-Year-Old Given Injections to Stunt Growth
    • An article from Mind Freedom International (MFI) describing why the parents of a nine-year-old girl with physical and intellectual disabilities administered injections to stunt her height and weight, and the disability community's response to their actions.
  • Monitoring the Human Rights of People with Disabilities in Canada: Québec Monitoring Site Fact Sheet
    • Summarizes the findings of a study on the human rights situation of people with disabilities in Quebec, Canada. In English.
  • Naciones Unidas Enable
    • El sito web de las Naciones Unidas sobre discapacidad. Incluye recursos sobre la Convención sobre los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. United Nations webpage on disabilities. Includes resources on the CRPD.
  • National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
    • This center is a technical assistance center that works to build awareness of trauma-informed care, practices, and programs.
  • No More Impunity for Abusive Institutions
    • This article discusses a study which found that 238 children with intellectual disabilities died while in institutions in Bulgaria. It shows how the European Union may take responsibility to correct these preventable errors.
  • Not for Service: Experiences of Injustice and Despair in Mental Health Care in Australia
    • The goal of this review was to capture the current critical themes in mental health care from the perspective of those who use and deliver its services on a daily basis. Available in PDF format.
  • OAS Department of Special Legal Programs: Persons with Disabilities
    • Information on international legal processes for people with disabilities, hosted by the Organization of American States.
  • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • This is the full text of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Optional Protocol to the CRPD gives people with disabilities in ratifying nations an additional avenue for pursuing justice at the international level for human rights violations.
  • Organizing a Workshop on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
    • Provides materials that are meant to help people who are thinking about organizing a workshop on the CRPD for people in their community.
  • Original Statement by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health
    • A statement of purpose made by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health who took part in a peaceful protest by fasting. The purpose of this strike was to receive proof from the several government organizations that mental diseases are purely biological in nature.
  • Persons with Disability: Right to Education Project (In Spanish)
    • Menciona los retos que las personas con discapacidad enfrentan en accesar sus derechos a una educacion.
  • Pocket Guide on Disability Equity: An Empowerment Tool
    • This pocket guide is intended as a reference tool for the use of advocates and policy makers to promote the rights of people with disabilities in South Africa.
  • Positive Psychology is Getting a Tryout at McLean Hospital
    • This article, origianlly published in the Boston Globe, which describes the alternative treatment Harvard's McLean Hospital uses with patients. They will use "positive psychology" which emphasizes the patient's strengths.
  • President Obama Signs Historic Technology Access Bill
    • A news report about the signing of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, intended to provide better access for television, smart phones, DVD players, and Internet for individuals with visual and/or hearing disabilities.
  • President-Elect Barack Obama's Plan to Empower Persons with Disabilities
    • This article provides a detailed outline of Obama's plan to empower people with disabilities. It is separated into 4 main categories: 1. Provide equal academic opportunities 2. End discrimination 3. Increase employment 4. Provide necessary flexibility at work.
  • Promoting assistive technologies
    • This page explores assistive technologies, how they supprt independent living and education, and how to make policy that promotes assistive technologies.
  • Promoting Safe Egress and Evacuation for People with Disabilities
    • This document aims to define issues related to disability and disaster, outline good building features, and give guidance on providing safe egress and good practices for people with disabilities.
  • Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in Physical Activity and Sport in Ireland
    • The report is based on research undertaken with the purpose of informing a wide audience on current provision of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities and on how participation in quality experiences might be increased.
  • Psychiatry Residents Often Skip Informed Consent
    • An article about a study that found that only 8 of 324 physicians adequately meet informed consent standards with their patients.
  • Public procurement of Accessible ICT
    • The focus of this page is on how public procurement is used to advance equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities.
  • Recursos del Centro de la Política Humana
    • Recursos sobre permanencia, autodeterminacion, y comunidades inclusivas del Centro de la Política Humana.
  • Rede Inclusao
    • A REDEinclusão é um Projecto que faz parte integrante da Associação Cidadãos do Mundo e que visa o desenvolvimento da inclusão educativa e social das crianças e jovens em situação de vulnerabilidade ou marginalização, nomeadamente, os que vivem em condições de privação ou abandono, os que são portadores de deficiência ou doen. (In Portuguese).
  • Reglamentos y materiales de asistencia técnica en español referentes a la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA)
    • Una lista de publicaciones en español sobre los Estadounidenses Sobre la Ley de Con Discapacidades (ADA).
  • Representation and Portrayal of People with Disabilities in Irish Broadcasting
    • In 2007 the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the National Disability Authority (NDA) embarked on their first research collaboration to gauge how people with disabilities are represented and portrayed in Irish broadcasting today.
  • Resource Kit No.4: Organisation Building
    • This page guides disabled people's organizations (DPOs) that wish to improve their structure, how they work, how they train and develop individuals to benefit the group, and how the organization can improve its ability to change the community and the lives of people with disabilities. This toolkit is written for members of both big and small DPOs. Written in simple, accessible language.
  • Resource Kit No.5: Fund-Raising
    • This resource kit describes several strategies that disabled people's organizations can use to raise funds; explains the importance of researching funders and understanding their funding criteria before sending applications; will help develop budgets and evaluation plans; and gives guidelines in what kind of information to include in funding requests and how to organize and present this information.
  • Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed?
    • This article, originally published in the New York Times, examines the necessity (or lack thereof) of drugs in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Several different experiments are cited and professionals disagree on the necessity and success/damage caused by drugs.
  • Rumah Kearifan - Pengetahuan adalah kekuatan
    • Buku cerita ini dikembangkan berdasarkan Projek Cerita berdasarkan Manajemen Pengetahuan, atas kerjasama Danishkadah dan Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) - Pusat Pengembangan Asia-Pasifik dalam Disabilitas. (Indonesian)
  • Rural Education and Action Development (READ) Disability Programs
    • This site contains a collection of various resources. Focus is given to community based training and rehabilitation, and schooling for disabled children.
  • Safe Access to Food and Energy (SAFE)
    • Women and children, especially girls, are typically responsible for cooking and often travel up to 20 kilometers into the bush to find firewood, making them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. This is especially true for refugees because food distributed by humanitarian agencies must be cooked before it can be eaten, but cooking fuel is rarely provided. Through our SAFE Initiative, the Women's Refugee Commission reduces the vulnerability of displaced women and children to the many harmful consequences associated with the collection and use of cooking fuel—including gender-based violence (GBV) and respiratory illnesses caused by burning firewood and other solid fuels indoors. Our goal is for displaced women, children and families to have safe access to appropriate cooking fuel.
  • School of Shock: Inside a School where Mentally Disturbed Students are Jolted into Good Behavior
    • This is an article describing the Rotenberg Center private boarding school which is made up of a student population all with a psychosocial disability. The center employs controversial electroshock treaments on them to force good behavior. Some students are tormented by the scars and thought of this treatment for the rest of their lives.
  • Selected Readings in Community-Based Rehabilitation: CBR in Transition
    • This book is a collection of basic concepts, good practice stories, and research on community-based rehabilitation. It is meant for people working in the field as well as advocates.
  • Selected Readings in Community-Based Rehabilitation: Disability and Rehabilitation Issues in South Asia
    • Multiple articles on community-based rehabilitation specific to South Asia, with focus on public policy, regional issues, and emergencies.
  • Social Responses to Disability and Poverty in Economically Weaker Countries
    • The author introduces 250 articles and books showing social responses to disability and poverty in two-thirds of the world now and in history, with critical notes. He commends some intelligent approaches in the face of complexity and challenges simplistic slogans and official dialogue.
  • Solutions to Meet Needs
    • This article gives simple, practical solutions to the needs some person with disabilities may face when using technology. Solutions cover different needs in vision, physicality, and reading and communication.
  • Statement of Principle from the 10th Annual International Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression
    • A list of principles developed by the International Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression in 1982. The list begins with actions in the field of psychiatry which they oppose, including a display of the ways which psychiatric words pose a stigma onto its patients. They then make a general list of the proposed rights of patients.
  • Statistics and Databases
    • Labour statistics play an essential role in the efforts of member States to achieve decent work for all and for the ILO's support of these efforts. These statistics are needed for the development and evaluation of policies towards this goal and for assessing progress towards decent work.
  • Stop the World--We Want to Get On
    • This resource kit provides a framework for disabled people in providing human rights training to their colleagues within disabled people's organizations (DPOs). Provides examples of real human rights cases Europe, suggestions on how to be an ally, and advice for trainers. Explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
  • Students with Disabilities - and Responsibilities
    • This article explains the differences in student rights between secondary and post-secondary schools.
  • Te Kawenata a te Kotahitanga o ngā Whenua o te Ao mō ngā Tika Tangata ā te Hunga Hauā
    • Full-text Maori language translation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol. (Maori)
  • The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites Information
    • This site offers information on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and instructions on how to submit individual complaints. All countries that have ratified the treaty must submit regular reports to this committee on how the rights protected in the CRPD are being implemented in their countries.
  • The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • Information on The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from UNESCO. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in nations that have ratified the CRPD.
  • The Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignities of Persons with Disabilities
    • On this page, readers can download various documents related to the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (2006-2016). Available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Has documents for Mexico, Peru, and other countries in North, Central, and South America.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Disability Discrimination
    • This article gives a description of the duties of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the United State and the disability discrimination laws which they enforce.
  • The Experiences of Students with Physical Disabilities in Second Level Schools
    • The aim of this study was to explore the education experiences of young people with physical disabilities and especially the experiences of early school leavers. In particular, it hoped to identify factors which impede or, on the other hand facilitate, the participation of young people with physical disabilities in the education system up to and into third level.
  • The Flagship Initiative
    • The UNESCO Flagship Initiative works in partnership with other UN agencies, international and national disability organizations and donors to promote the inclusion of education rights for people with disabilities in national education plans.
  • The Independent Living Movement in the UK
    • This article gives a history of the independent living movement in the United Kingdom (UK), how it developed, what legislation was put in place, and where it is now. PDF format.
  • The Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
    • Provides the full text of the Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities. Also provides links to reports on the human rights status in countries throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region. Web content available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
  • The Network: The National Disability Magazine of Papua New Guinea
    • Information about disability in Papua New Guinea, as well as personal life stories, awareness articles and tips.
  • The Politics of Popcorn
    • In this narrative, the author discusses the misconceptions of disabled people in film and popular media.
  • The Relationship between Disability and Poverty
    • This is the webpage for Gender and Health on the relationship between disability and poverty and how it relates to health issues.
  • The Use of Undercover Testers to Detect Employment Discrimination
    • The report provides a primer on tester programs and a comprehensive look at how litigators, agencies and companies have used testers for enforcement, education and research; it also adresses ethical and evidentiary concerns.
  • Therapy Without Force: A Treatment Model for Severe Psychiatric Problems
    • A guide written by a therapist on how to treat severe psychiatric problems without the use of coercion on the patient. He provides a three step model he uses to ensure the integrity of the patient while still providing the appropriate treatment.
  • Toolkit for Accessible Software
    • While much modern technology makes use of both hardware and software, the software is not always accessible to persons with disabilities. This article reviews ways which developers and persons with disabilities may make their software more accessible.
  • Toolkit for Accessible Television
    • When viewing television programs, persons with disabilities may have trouble with using both the hardware and/or the software required. This shows how one should modify a television system to ensure the most accessibility.
  • Toolkit for Accessible Web Sites
    • Persons with disabilities often do not have equal access to information on web sites. This article provides several ways to create user-friendly web sites for persons with disabilities.
  • Toolkit on the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
    • This training toolkit on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) produced by Handicap International provides basic and detailed information on the CRPD.
  • Toronto Star Covers "Mad Pride" Movement
    • An account of the "Mad Pride" movement as reported by the Toronto Star. There is coverage of issues the movement faced including unneccesary issuing of psychiatric drugs, social stigma by labeling patients, and the lack of critical opposition allowed to meet the study of psychiatry.
  • Transport Documents and Advisory Publications: Disability Issues in Legislation in Ireland
    • This page can lead you to resources on accessible transportation in Ireland. Includes legislation issues. Has publications discussing how the Irish government is striving to improve transportation services for people with disabilities in Ireland.
  • U.S. Access Board Passenger Vessels Standards
    • This document defines US accessibility standards for ferries, cruise ships, excursion boats, and other passenger vessels.
  • U.S. Access Board Public Rights-of-Way Publications
    • US guidelines for public rights-of-way, addressing issues of access for blind pedestrians at street crossings, wheelchair access to on-street parking, and various constraints posed by space limitations, roadway design practices, slope, and terrain.
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Reader
    • This CRPD reader, developed by the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD), contains a selection of practical information on the CRPD such as manuals, handbooks and toolkits, published by a wide variety of organisations.
  • Understanding Needs
    • This article examines three common needs persons with disabilities face when using technology: Seeing the Screen, Physical Access to the Technology, and Reading and Communication.
  • United Nations Disability Rights
    • The United Nations Convention on Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities. Arabic Language.
  • United Nations Disability Rights
    • The United Nations Convention on Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities. Chinese Language.
  • United Nations Enable
    • This site has links to the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in multiple languages, frequently asked questions about the CRPD, and information about disability-related work throughout the United Nations system.
  • United Nations Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
    • These rules were adopted as part of a global strategy to enhance disability prevention, rehabilitation and equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library - русский
    • The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library contains over 65,000 documents. Available in 9 languages.
  • Using Universal Design to Improve Product Accessibility
    • This article explains the benefits of creating technology with a universal design. Universal design products are compatible with assistive technologies making them more accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • Va. (Virginia, United States) Studies Directives Giving the Mentally Ill A Say in Their Care
    • This article, originally published in the Washington Post, examines the usefulness and controversey over advance directive documents. These are documents written by patients in a lucid state which give directions to medical workers on how they would like to be treated.
  • Virtual Library on Disability & Chronic Illness
    • Many reservations and other rural communities have no library, no bookstore and no Internet access. Even if you have all of those things, it still may be hard to find what you need. The Virtual Library is a collection of sources right in one place.
  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
    • WAI develops guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility, support materials to help understand and implement Web accessibility, and other resources.
  • Whakaaetanga o te Ao mō ngā tika ā ngā tāngata hauā - Whakaaturanga EasyRead
    • An easy read version of the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Maori translation. The easy read version uses simplified language for Maori readers who may have difficulty with the legal terminology used in the original text. (In Maori).
  • Who Benefits from Accessible ICT?
    • A discussion on the value of accessible information and communication technology and universal design, including demographic data on disability.
  • Why the Convention Matters
    • A short article on why the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is important.
  • Women in Paralympic Sport Leadership Initiative
    • This case study examines how one group, The International Paralympic Committee, promoted female leadership in the Paralympic Movement.
  • Women's Refugee Commission Disability Program
    • The Women's Refugee Commission's Disability Program seeks to advance the rights and dignity of refugees and displaced persons with disabilities through researching and advocating for initiatives that develop their capacity to lead full lives and to make meaningful contributions to their communities
  • Working with People with Disabilities: An Indian Perspective
    • This article is written for rehabilitation service providers in the United States who work with Indian clients. It extensively examines Indian culture and how it conceptualizes disability and rehabilitation, it may also be a useful background for readers in India.
  • World Bank - Information on Disabilities in Developing Countries
    • This page offers some of World Bank’s publications and reports on people with disabilities in developing countries. Also offers links to statistics and data related to people with disabilities.
  • World Bank - Publications on Disabilities in Developing Countries
    • This page offers an extensive list of reports and publications on people with disabilities in developing countries. Most of these publications are in English, but a few are available in other languages. Most publications are in PDF format, but some are in MS Word format or other format.
  • Y Ddeddf Gwahaniaethu ar Sail Anabledd
    • Mae’r Ddeddf Gwahaniaethu ar Sail Anabledd yn ddarn o ddeddfwriaeth sy’n hyrwyddo hawliau sifil pobl anabl ac yn amddiffyn pobl anabl rhag gwahaniaethu. (Welsh Language)