Disability: General Resources



Here are some links to other materials:

"A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities" – Information for women with disabilities to overcome social stigma and inadequate care to improve their health and independence

"Helping Children Who Are Deaf" – Information for caregivers to foster language learning through both sign and oral approaches

"Helping Children Who Are Blind" – Activities and information for caregivers to help a child with vision problems develop all of his or her capabilities.

“Disability, development and inclusion: key information resources” – this is the title of a directory and CD-ROM package produced by Source International Information Centre. It lists, both in print and online, 300 of the most practical and useful disability resources, aimed at organisations working with disabled people in developing countries. A wide range of themes include human rights, gender, poverty and mainstreaming, as well as planning and management of disability programmes and service delivery relating to children, community-based rehabilitation, mental health and HIV and AIDS.

  • The Source website has more resources on disability, inclusion and development on subjects from 'Inclusive Education' to 'Planning & Evaluation of Disability in Development'. They also send out a newsletter, so sign up. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MIUSA has a website, manuals and videos to empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

  • Are you wondering how well your organisation is doing with disability? If so, consider using the MIUSA Checklist for Inclusion (only if you have a high-speed connection: file size is PDF 9.7MB!). 

"Access to water and sanitation for disabled people" is a website developed by The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC). They offer a resource book (free to download), Water and Sanitation for Disabled People and Other Vulnerable Groups: Designing services to improve accessibility.

Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) runs courses for different disabled groups in Thailand.

The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development offers a free newsletter subscription (in the right corner at the bottom of the home page you can sign up).

Enabling Education Network - resources especially on inclusion/education.

Employing people with learning disabilities” (PDF) is a manual written for the UK, so discusses aspects like the legal framework. But it also has many useful things to say to other kinds of societies.

UNESCAP has "Hidden Sisters", a report on disabled women in Asia.

Support for life: physical rehabilitation programme
This brochure and DVD-Rom combination outlines the history and achievements of the ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme and is intended to raise awareness of the long lasting needs of persons with physical disabilities. The DVD-Rom is an excellent resource containing several overviews, various related publications, photo galleries and videos.


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