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2014
Ansorge JT.  2014.  Global Disability: Reality, Theory, Practice.
The author, a Juris Doctorate student at Yale Law School seeks to show that Global disability needs to be considered in a global justice framework. Medicalizing the issue of disability may occlude the social and political aspects of disability. While the history of political thought and social contract theories are embarrassing in their neglect and treatment of disability, the history of the U.S. Civil Rights struggle offers some interesting parallels.
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2013.
Independent Living Institute.  2014.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2013.
Adolf D. R.  2014.  Med lagen som verktyg - Projektansökan av Independent Living Institute (ILI).
Dr. R A;.  2014.  Remissvar på betänkandet Förändrad assistansersättning – en översyn av ersättningssystemet (SOU 2014:9).
2013
Dr. R A;.  2013.  "Back to Our Roots" Adolf Ratzka Plenary Presentation ENIL Strasbourg Freedom Drive September 6 2013.
Miles M.  2013.  Buddhism and responses to disability, mental disorders and deafness in Asia.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2013.  Independent Living for people with disabilities: from patient to citizen to customer.
Independent Living Institute.  2013.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2011.
Independent Living Institute.  2013.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2012.
Independent Living Institute.  2013.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2011.
Independent Living Institute.  2013.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2012.
Westerberg B.  2013.  Personal Assistance - a revolution for people with disabilities - Keynote.
In this presentation Mr Bengt Westerberg, former Swedish Minister of Social Affairs 1991-1994 and leader of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet), describes the Swedish Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS), puts it in context with other Swedish legislation, and reflects on its societal costs and benefits. The reform utilizes direct payments for freedom of choice, self-determination and personal responsibility and, in this way, differs from traditional Swedish welfare politics where state agencies typically combine the functions of needs assessment, financing, quality control and service provision. Mr Westerberg, who credits the Swedish Independent Living movement for introducing the concept of direct payments for personal assistance to Sweden, succeeded in getting the legislation approved by Parliament during the country's deep economic crisis at the beginning of the 1990's. In Sweden, his personal pride in the legislation he authored is well-known. 
Anderson-Pope P.  2013.  "Personligt om assistans" intervju med Adolf Ratzka av Peter Anderson-Pope för Rekryteringsgruppens tidskrift Kick höst 2013.
Berg S.  2013.  Rapport från förstudien - Lagen som Verktyg.
Dr. R A;.  2013.  Selbstbestimmung und Atemhilfen Adolf Ratzka Münchner ausserklinischer Intensiv Kongress 8-9 November 2013.
2012
Tillander E.  2012.  Benefit fraud in relation to personal assistance in Sweden.
Berg S.  2012.  Besök av Bizchut - Organisationen för Mänskliga Rättigheter till Personer med Funktionshinder i Israel.
Westberg K.  2012.  Eunice Ya-Yu Kao, Taiwan - "Those who can pay have migrant care workers as assistants".
This is a translation of the original article in swedish.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  The Independent Living movement paved the way: Origins of personal assistance in Sweden. Perspectives on personal assistance.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Independent Living-rörelsen banade vägen.
Independent Living Institute.  2012.  Lagen som verktyg Ansökan för förstudien.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Personal Assistance and the Crisis: Now is the time to promote Direct Payments for Personal Assistance.
Against the backdrop of the impact of the current economic crisis on persons who depend on practical assistance by other persons with the activities of daily living the author outlines arguments for direct payments for Personmal Assistance services. These services are demand driven, superior in quality and cost-efficiiency to supply driven services such as residential institutions and support the United Nations Convention Article 19 "living independently and being included in the community".
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Personal Assistance empowers persons with disabilities and benefits the national economy.
Direct Payments for Personal Assistance make demand-driven services possible that promote freedom of choice and quality. Supply-driven services, on the other hand, are often monopolistic in-kind services that force users to adapt their lives to the needs of the service provider. The Swedish Personal Assistance Act of 1994 is an example of a Direct Payments policy. Its outcome is discussed as well as its implications for the national economy in times of economic crisis.
Westberg K, Berg S, Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Personal Assistance in Sweden.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Personal Assistance: Key to Independent Living as illustrated by the Swedish Personal Assistance Act.
United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner, Europe Regional Office convened a meeting in Brussels on May 7 2012 "CRPD and EU Structural Funds: The way ahead for Independent Living" to raise awareness about the violation of CRPD Article 19 "Living independently and being included in the community" by using EU Structural Funds for the construction and maintenance of residential institutions. The paper shows how demand-driven direct payments for Personal Assistance services, not only achieve far superior quality of services than residential institutions resulting in higher quality of life for service users at lower costs but also affect a country's economy more favorably. Thus, violating Article 19 of the CRPD is not only illegal but also wasteful in terms of human and monetary capital.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Personal assistance policy features for Independent Living:.
What are the important features of a national policy on personal assistance that is to promote "living independently and being included in the community" "with choices equal to others" and to enable persons with disabilities to fulfill their duties and to enjoy their rights as citizens? The presentation identifies the elements of the Swedish Personal Assistance Act of 1994 that have contributed most to the outcome of this widely acclaimed legislation.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2012.  Projektansökan Assistanstips.
Berg S.  2012.  Transkription och översättning av seminarium med Bizchut. Seminarim i Lagen som Verktyg 2012-01-25.
Tillander E.  2012.  Working and parenting with personal assistance.
Independent Living Institute.  2012.  Working hours for personal assistants in Sweden.
2011
Westberg K.  2011.  Bente Skansgård, ULOBA, Norway: “Municipal procurement threatens assistance users’ self-determination”.
Miles M.  2011.  Blind and Sighted Pioneer Teachers in 19th Century China and India (revised edition).
This article introduces blind and sighted men and women who developed education and employment for blind people in China and in India from the 1830s onward, and whose pioneering efforts have disappeared from later accounts of blind people's history. This revised and much extended online version is published in April 2011: www.independentliving.org/docs7/miles201104.html and www.independentliving.org/docs7/miles201104.pdf
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2011.  A case for non-discrimination on grounds of ethnicity in government disability policy.
Presentation at National Conference, Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Beer Sheba, Israel, December 1 2010
Berg S.  2011.  Ett år sedan Anti-Apartheidpriset i Sverige 2010 delades ut - fortfarande inget diskrimineringsförbud..
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2011.  Independent Living for People with Disabilities of All Ages.
Given the increasing number of older persons relative to the working age population, record level taxes and baby boomers’ demands for self-determination and quality of life, which changes might the Scandinavian welfare model have to undergo in order to deliver long term care to all who need it? In Sweden, direct payments for personal assistance are paid to mainly younger persons with extensive disabilities. In terms of perceived quality and cost per hour of service, direct payments have been found to be more efficient than traditional local government services. But would this favorable experience hold for all persons in need of assistance with the activities of daily living – regardless of age, diagnosis and minimum needs? What would be such a policy’s cost and effects on the labor market? How could it be financed? Would it threaten younger disabled persons’ relative favorable present situation? Today’s Swedish policy of cash payments for the purchase of personal assistance services might be of interest as a long term care solution for tomorrow’s older persons.
Independent Living Institute.  2011.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2010.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilarsbrtls2009.html
Independent Living Institute.  2011.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2010.
Erdtman E.  2011.  Mats Winberg granskar tillgängligheten i Barcelona - reseberättelse.
Westberg K.  2011.  Norway: “Government breaks its promise of legislation for personal assistance”.
Westberg K.  2011.  Norway: Personal Assistance heading for legislation?
Westberg K.  2011.  Norway: “The upcoming legislation will be a disappointment”.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2011.  Personal responsibility as precondition for personal and social change.
Adolf Ratzka, Independent Living Institute, presented at the Second International Conference on Personal Responsibility on the Way to Social Change organized by Jerusalem Center for Independent Living December 2, 2010
[Anonymous].  2011.  Swedish EU parliamentarians urge more personal assistance in Europe. GP.
Ladstätter M.  2011.  Switzerland introducing direct payments for personal assistance.
Erdtman E.  2011.  Tillgänglighet och design väger tungt i Barcelona..
2010
Egan D.  2010.  2GoDirect - The experience of two people using a direct payment to employ a Personal Assistant. Center for Independent Living Carmichael House, Dublin, Ireland.
Ciobanu C.  2010.  Amid budget cuts, hundreds of Romanian children have lost their homes this year because their foster parents can no longer afford their upkeep.
Westberg K.  2010.  Attitudes to people with disabilities are negative in Russia - Interview with Sergey Kiselev, Chairman of Apparel.
Miles M.  2010.  THE CHUAS OF SHAH DAULAH AT GUJRAT, PAKISTAN: Evidence, Historical Background and Development, with Bibliography 1839-2009.
[This article cites and quotes historical materials first collected in: M. Miles (1996) Pakistan's microcephalic chuas of Shah Daulah: cursed, clamped or cherished? History of Psychiatry 7: 571-589, from Taylor & Francis, www.tandf.co.uk/] Evidence on microcephalic children (chuas) at the shrine, and how some of them developed a capacity for independent living. Internet publication URL: http://www.independentliving.org/miles201005.html
Badach F.  2010.  Foire aux questions L'assistance personnelle en Suède.
Nordenfelt E.  2010.  The foundation in memory of Rolf Bergfors.
Gaeremynck D, Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2010.  ILI deltog i utbildning i Galati Rumänien, från tisdagen den 19 oktober till fredagen den 22 oktober 2010.
Gaeremynck D, Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2010.  ILI participated in training session in Galati, Romania from Tuesday October, 19th until Friday October, 22nd 2010.
Westberg K.  2010.  In Flanders all personal care assistants are employed by the people they assist..
Independent Living Institute.  2010.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2009.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilanrp2009.html
Independent Living Institute.  2010.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2009.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilarsbrtls2009.html
Westberg K.  2010.  Interview with Arthur Klimchenko, 22 years, Kaliningrad - "Personal assistance would certainly be good, but I would be afraid of being dominated".
Badach F.  2010.  L'assistance personnelle en Suède.
Westberg K.  2010.  Latvia: “The view of people with disabilities has improved”.
Erdtman E.  2010.  Municipalities as personal assistance providers in Sweden.
Haualand H.  2010.  Provision of Videophones and Video Interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, A Comparative Study of Video Interpreting (IV) Systems in the US, Norway and Sweden. Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/haualand20100924video-interpreting-systems
Berg S.  2010.  Remissvar på utredningen Bortom fagert tal – om bristande tillgänglighet som diskriminering (Ds 2010:20)..
Erdtman E.  2010.  Spain - Assistance - available in Spain by law, but not in reality.
Nordenfelt E.  2010.  Stiftelsen Fonden till Rolf Bergfors minne.
Westberg K.  2010.  Tough struggle for personal assistance in Iceland.
Johansson E, Dr. Adolf Ratzka, Filipsson H.  2010.  Yttrande över ”Bortom fagert tal – Om bristande tillgänglighet som diskriminering” (Ds 2010:20). Stil, Stiftarna av Independent Living i Sverige, Independent Living Institute, Marschen för tillgänglighet.
2009
Brown SE.  2009.  Creating a Disability Mythology.
Dr. Steven E. Brown, Co-Founder of the Institute on Disability Culture, in the United States, attempted to reframe how people think about the history of disability and current notions about disability pride. First published in International Journal Of Rehabilitation Research, Winter 1992. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs3/brown92a.html.
Jaillet C.  2009.  De la dé-institutionnalisation à la vie autonome : la nécessité des systèmes de formations et de la pair-émulation.
Miles M.  2009.  DEAF PEOPLE, SIGN LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION, IN OTTOMAN & MODERN TURKEY: Observations and Excerpts from 1300 to 2009. From sources in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin and Turkish, with introduction and some annotation.
Internet publication URL: http://www.independentliving.org/miles200907.html
Asaka J.  2009.  Disability, women and love.
Junko Asaka speaks candidly about her own experiences of being in love and being a woman with a disability, revealing how she came to terms with her own perceptions of herself. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/toolsforpower/tools25.html
Jaillet C.  2009.  From institutions to Independent Living: the need of peer-support and education programs.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/jaillet2009institutions-to-independent-living
Independent Living Institute.  2009.  Independent Living Institute (ILI) Annual Report 2008.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilanrp2008.html
Independent Living Institute.  2009.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2008.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilarsbrtls2008.html
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2009.  Interview with Kalle Könkkölä November 2008.
Internet publication URL: http://www.independentliving.org/kalle_konkkola200811
Jaillet C.  2009.  La place des aidants familiaux dans le système d'assistance personnelle suédoise.
Jaillet C.  2009.  Les politiques d'insertion pour les personnes en situation de handicap : des coûts compensés par une dynamique économique - modèle suédois et système français.
Internet publication URL:  www.independentliving.org/jaillet2009politiques-dinsertion
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2009.  Report from Independent Living seminar in Stockholm 2009: Networks on Personal Assistance and Public Transport Access.
Jaillet C.  2009.  The role of relative helpers in the Swedish personal assistance system.
 
2008
Independent Living Institute.  2008.  25 år Independent Living - Dokumentation.
Independent Living Institute.  2008.  25 years of Independent Living in Sweden (2008) - Documentation.
Erdtman E.  2008.  Croatians are proud of their disability policy.
Were Masakhwe P.  2008.  Development System Locks Out the Disabled.
Internet Publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs7/masakhwe200802.html
Westberg K.  2008.  Finland: “The new personal assistance law doesn’t quite make it”.
Bernt M.  2008.  Flanders, Belgium - long queue for personal assistance.
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2008.  Från patient till kund - anförande vid konferensen Fritt val av hjälpmedel Stockholm 30 maj 2008.
Internet publikation URL: www.independentliving.org/ratzkafrittval (In Swedish.)
Bernt M.  2008.  Germany – means-tested personal assistance.
Miles M.  2008.  Glimpses of Disability in the Literature and Cultures of East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East & Africa. A modern and historical bibliography, with some annotation.
This annotated bibliography lists a selection of 130 novels, short stories, biographies, autobiographies, materials from philosophy, anthropology and folklore, and literary criticism, in which disability, deafness or mental disorders play some significant part, from East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, available mostly in English or French. Internet publication URLs: independentliving.org/docs7/miles200807.html and independentliving.org/docs7/miles200807.pdf
Erdtman E.  2008.  Greece – Stelios lives “independently” with help from his family.
Miles M.  2008.  HITTITE DEAF MEN IN THE 13th CENTURY BC: introductory notes with annotated bibliography.
The article introduces bibliographical evidence on deaf men working in palaces and temples of the Hittite Kingdom in Anatolia (now Turkey) during the 13th century BC, with further notes on signing and deaf people's activities in the ancient and medieval Middle East. With some additions and revision September 2009. Internet publication URLs: www.independentliving.org/docs7/miles200809.html and www.independentliving.org/files/miles200809.pdf.
Erdtman E.  2008.  Iceland – Few have been granted personal assistance payments.
Berggren H.  2008.  IL 25 år dokumentation - Henrik Berggren.
Könkkölä K.  2008.  IL 25 år dokumentation - Kalle Könkkölä.
Westerberg B.  2008.  IL 25 years Documentation - Bengt Westerberg.
Könkkölä K.  2008.  IL 25 years Documentation - Kalle Könkkölä.
Independent Living Institute.  2008.  Independent Living Institute (ILI) Annual Report 2007.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilanrp2007.html
Independent Living Institute.  2008.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2007.
Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs1/ilarsbrtls2007.html
Independent Living Institute.  2008.  Independent Living movement’s 25 years of existence in Sweden 2008 - Documentation.
Erdtman E.  2008.  Ireland – ideological shift under way - interview with David Egan.
Westberg K.  2008.  Latvia: “We want help to start a personal assistance project”.

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