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Disability


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Classification
Consumer Information
Legislation
Local Services
Organisations



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Selected Internet Resources – Disability


Classification


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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health


Consumer Information


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Contact a Family
Provides support for families caring for children with disabilities or special needs



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Disabilities (General)
– Information from MedlinePlus


bulletGuide to Receiving Direct Payments
– DOH guide for disabled people who may wish to purchase their own care


bulletLearning Disabilities Resources
– Links to various Web resources for those involved in special education


Legislation




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Disability Discrimination Act 1995


Organisations



Blindness



bulletAction for Blind People

“Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support”

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British Council for the Prevention of Blindness

– Funds research and training

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Deafblind.Uk

– Deafblind UK is a national charity which provides a range of support services to deafblind adults and their carers

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International Glaucoma Association

– Provides up-to-date news and information about glaucoma

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Macular Disease Society


– UK charity dedicated to helping people with macular degeneration.


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RNIB

(Royal National Institute for the Blind)


bulletDeaf 24/7
– British internet resources for sign language and deaf related information


bulletRNID
– Royal National Institute for the Deaf


bulletSign Academy
– British Sign Language Academy – from the British Deaf Association



Epilepsy

bulletNational Society for Epilepsy


Independent Living



bulletCenter for International Rehabilitation Research & Exchange
(CIRRIE)

-Facilitates the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries through a wide range of programs


bulletFoundation for Assistive Technology
(FAST)


– Works with the Assistive Technology (AT) community to promote useful research and development for disabled and older people

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Independent Living

Institute
– Based in Sweden

the Independent Living Institute offers resources for persons with extensive disabilities and develops consumer-driven policies for self-determination, self-respect and dignity


bulletNational Rehabilitation Center
(NARIC)






Learning Disabilities


bulletBritish Dyslexia Association


bulletBritish Institute of Learning Disabilities
(BILD)


bulletDepartment of Health
Learning disabilities website


bulletDyslexia Action


bulletDyslexia Research Institute
– US site


bulletMencap
– Works with people with learning disability helping them to lead full and useful lives


bulletSkill
UK National bureau for students with disabilities



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Page last updated 1 August 2010



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