Global Disability Rights Library Site Selection






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The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) application process is closed at this time. We have identified all 60 organizations to receive the GDRL under our current contract. However, we are seeking additional funding support that we hope can allow us to disseminate the GDRL to more organizations. If you want to be notified of future opportunities to apply for the GDRL, please click on the “Create New Application” button on the left to leave your full contact information.

Learn More about the GDRL Project

The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) delivers disability rights knowledge to locations in developing countries where poor Internet connectivity makes it difficult to obtain information via the Web. At present, 60 organizations now either host or will soon receive the GDRL, so they can share its contents with others in their local communities. The GDRL project is a joint initiative of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and the WiderNet Project at The University of Iowa. It is enabled with the support of the American people via funding support from the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID).

You can learn more about the GDRL project, the technology that makes it possible, and the lives that it touches at USICD’s Web site:

Purchasing an eGranary containing the GDRL

If you were not selected to receive an eGranary Digital Library as part of the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) project, you can still purchase one at your own expense. Prices typically begin at $1800 or higher—the exact cost depends on your exact equipment needs. All future editions of the eGranary produced by WiderNet will now include the full collection of disability rights toolkits and publications gathered for the GDRL project. Learn more about the eGranary technology and how to purchase your own at:

Please note that the eGranary Digital Library is not designed for people who have fast, affordable Internet connection. Rather, it is meant to be used in contexts where Internet connectivity is either limited or non-existent. If you do have good Internet connectivity, then you are encouraged to use the on-line counterpart to the off-line Global Disability Rights Library at:

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