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Access legislation and barrier-free environments in Taiwan

English
Tsai, Joseph Y B.  1992.  Access legislation and barrier-free environments in Taiwan.

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Report of the CIB Expert Seminar on Building Non-Handicapping Environments, Harare 1992

Access legislation and
barrier-free environments in Taiwan

Joseph Y. B. Tsai, Taiwan Disabled People's Association, Taiwan.

 

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Wheelchair Ease: The Internet, England, & My Summer Vacation

English
Tusler, Anthony.  2001.  Wheelchair Ease: The Internet, England, & My Summer Vacation.

Advice and Testimonial

Published wiith kind permission of www.disabilityworld.org

As an American obsessed with avoiding saturated fats, England was a trial. My wife, Lyndi, and I found mayonnaise and butter in abundance at any restaurant or pub. Thankfully, house trade in an English village had a wheelchair accessible kitchen. For the first time in my life I could easily look into the pots while I cooked. The sink also had clearance for my wheelchair. Everything was at my height.

Disability Situation & Impact of ADD work in Bangladesh

English
Uddin, Salah.  2003.  Disability Situation & Impact of ADD work in Bangladesh.

by Salah Uddin,
Action on Disability and Development (ADD), Bangladesh, Septmeber 2003

Bangladesh is a poor 3rd world country where 80 percent people living below poverty, according to World Health Organization about ten percent people of our country are disabled. Disabled people, especially disabled women and girls, are almost invariably among the poorest, most oppressed and excluded members of the society. One of the main problems faced by disabled people is the negative attitude of the society to them. Negative attitudes, environmental and institutional barriers have made them vulnerable and neglected class of the society

United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons 1983-1992, World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons

United Nations.  1982.  United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons 1983-1992, World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons.
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This documentation is courtesy the United Nations.

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The World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 37th regular session on 3 December 1982, by its resolution 37/52. 1/

 


Objectives, Background and Concepts

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Objectives

Background

Definition

Prevention

Rehabilitation

Equalization of opportunities

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Report of the United Nations Consultative Expert Group Meeting on International Norms and Standards Relating to Disability

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United Nations.  1998.  Report of the United Nations Consultative Expert Group Meeting on International Norms and Standards Relating to Disability.

This documentation is courtesy the United Nations.

Convened by the United Nations in cooperation with
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
and the World Institute on Disability (Oakland, California USA)
at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
8-12 December 1998.

Gustav Möller (s) och STIL

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Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  1990.  Gustav Möller (s) och STIL.

STIL-modellen - maximalt självbestämmande men offentlig finansiering - knyter an till gammal socialdemokratisk tradition. Artikeln skrevs 1990.

Inependent Living and Yugoslav Experience

English
Rajkov, Gordana.  2003.  Inependent Living and Yugoslav Experience.

Center for Indpendent Living, Beograd

INEPENDENT LIVING AND YUGOSLAV* EXPERIENCE

* Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, has been now constituted as State with name Union of Serbia and Monte Negro

by Gordana Rajkov, 2003-03

Center for Independent Living of Serbia,
Presented at the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) conference in Southampton, England, 7-9 March 2003

(Another presentation at the conference: Belli, Raffaello. 2003-03. "Independent Living and some Italian Experiences.")

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Determining Consumers' Preferences for a Cash Option: New York Survey Findings

Mahoney, K J, Simon-Rusinowitz L, Desmond S M, Shoop D M, Squillace M R, Fay R A.  1998.  Determining Consumers' Preferences for a Cash Option: New York Survey Findings.
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by K.J. Mahoney, Ph.D. L. Simon-Rusinowitz, Ph.D. S.M. Desmond,
Ph.D. D.M. Shoop, Ph.D. M.R. Squillace, M.A. R.A. Fay, B.S.

Drs. Mahoney and Simon-Rusinowitz are Project Director and Deputy Project Director, respectively, Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation. Dr. Shoop and Ms. Squillace are Faculty Research Associates and Mr. Fay is a former graduate assistant. All are at the University of Maryland Center on Aging. Dr. Desmond is Associate Professor, Department of Health Education, University of Maryland.

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Disability Community Leaders Denounce Jack Kevorkian

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Longmore, Paul K.  1996.  Disability Community Leaders Denounce Jack Kevorkian.

Yesterday Jack Kevorkian assisted the suicide of a disabled woman. At least half of the people whose suicides he has abetted have been disabled. As leaders in the disability community, we are outraged that Michigan authorities allow his killing spree to go on. We are incensed that his repeated declarations of contempt for the lives of our people have been ignored.

Older People and Direct Payments

English
Macfarlane, Ann.  2003.  Older People and Direct Payments.

Presentation at the ENIL Seminar in Southampton March 9, 2003

by Ann Macfarlane MBE

Older People & Legislation on Assessment & Direct Payments, Summary of the legal provisions,
by Ann Macfarlane MBE, March 2003

“Sometimes, I have to skip having a bath in order to chase my dreams.”

Introduction

Rights and Disabilities in Educational Provisions in Pakistan and Bangladesh: Roots, Rhetoric, Reality

English
Miles, M, Hossain Farhad.  1999.  Rights and Disabilities in Educational Provisions in Pakistan and Bangladesh: Roots, Rhetoric, Reality.

by M. Miles & Farhad Hossain, 1999
m99miles@hotmail.com

Other documents by M. Miles.

 

This chapter was first published in: F. Armstrong & L. Barton (eds) Disability, Human Rights and Education: cross-cultural perspectives, pp. 67-86. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, isbn 0-335-20457-0, 1999. It is reprinted here by permission of the Open University Press, with slight revision.

 

Synopsis

Development and Self-Help Movement of Women with Disabilities

English
Nakanishi, Yukiko.  2002.  Development and Self-Help Movement of Women with Disabilities.

by Yukiko Nakanishi
President, Asia Disability Institute, Chairperson, DPI-Japan International Committee


A popular Japanese expression says that "A women has no house to rest in anytime", meaning that a woman should obey her father as a child, her husband as a wife, and her children as an elderly person. In Japan, as elsewhere in Asia, women continue to be treated as substantially inferior to men.

The problems of women with disabilities are especially more intensive than those of women without disabilities. The issues and problems facing women with disabilities are numerous as all of you are already aware. Poverty and injustice are cores of vulnerability and deprivation of women with disabilities.

Effects of the Economic Downturn in Japan

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Nakanishi, Yukiko.  1998.  Effects of the Economic Downturn in Japan.

by Shoji and Yukiko Nakanishi, DPI-Japan
April 1998



The Japanese Government has been trying to promote decentralization for the last 6 - 7 years. The bad economic situation has strengthened this trend, with expectations that local budgets to be allocated to support it. In the field of social welfare, the plan is to move the responsibility to provide many services from the national level to the prefectural level, and from the prefectural level to the municipal level. Disabled persons are afraid that some services will be cut due to scarce local resources.

Effects on the lives of people with disabilities:

Independent Living movement spreads in Asia

English
Nakanishi, Yukiko.  1999.  Independent Living movement spreads in Asia.

På svenska

The following article appeared in DISABILITY INTERNATIONAL; Asia-Pacific Region, Vol.11, No. 2 1999. Disabled Peoples' International. 


On 17-20 May, 1998, the first Independent Living seminar in Seoul, Korea was conducted jointly by the Chung Nip polio Center in Korea and Human Care Association of Japan.

Divisions in the disability community

English
Pfeiffer, David.  1988.  Divisions in the disability community.

Within the community of disabled persons in this country there is a division between those concerned with civil rights and those concerned with service delivery. On the one hand, there is the Independent Living Movement which is a necessary fact of life for disabled persons in this country today, whether or not they require the services of an Independent Living center. There is also the Disability Rights Movement which is a necessary for disabled persons in this country today, whether or not they face civil rights violations. Although there is an overlapping membership, persons who identify with the Independent Living Movement are concerned with the provision of services to disabled individuals in order to make them truly independent.

Eugenics and Disability Discrimination

English
Pfeiffer, David.  1994.  Eugenics and Disability Discrimination.

Published in Disability & Society, 9 (4), 1994, pages 481-99.

by David Pfeiffer, Ph.D., 1994
Department of Public Management
School of Management
Suffolk University
Boston, MA 02108-2770
USA

NOW AT:
Center on Disability Studies
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
1776 University Ave UA 4-6
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA

 


Abstract

Center for Independent Living (CIL): Disabled People Take the Lead for Full Community Lives

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Racino, Julie Ann.  1991.  Center for Independent Living (CIL): Disabled People Take the Lead for Full Community Lives.

by Julie Ann Racino, Deputy Director, Berkeley, California

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The preparation of this report was supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under Cooperative Agreement H133B00003-90 awarded to the Center on Human Policy, Division of Special Education and Rehabilitation, School of Education, Syracuse University. The opinions expressed herein are those solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the U.S. Department of Education; therefore, no official endorsement should be inferred.

Independent Living Models

English
Frieden, Lex.  1980.  Independent Living Models.

Frieden, Lex. 1980. "Independent Living Models." In: Rehabilitation Literature, Special Article, July-August, 1980, Vol 41, No. 7-8, pp. 169-173. A-289. Internet publication URL: www.independentliving.org/docs6/frieden1980.html.

 

by Lex Frieden**

Introduction

Policy Issues in Independent Living Rehabilitation

English
Galvin, Donald E.  1980.  Policy Issues in Independent Living Rehabilitation.

by Donald E. Galvin, Ph.D., Director,

University Center for International Rehabilitation (UCIR), June 1980

This paper was presented at the 1980 World Congress of Rehabilitation International held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 22-27, 1980.

Women with Disabilities: Issues, Resources, Connections Revised

English
Traustadottir, Rannveig.  1997.  Women with Disabilities: Issues, Resources, Connections Revised.

 

Prepared by:

Rannveig Traustadottir
Updated by Perri Harris

The Center on Human Policy
Syracuse University

June 1997

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The materials in this information packet were compiled for anyone interested in learning about the lives of women and girls with disabilities.

Foreword to The Independent Living Movement: International Experiences

English
Heumann, Judith E.  2003.  Foreword to The Independent Living Movement: International Experiences.
In 1949 when I had polio there was nothing resembling the Independent Living Movement. As was the case for disabled people across the US and throughout the world we were not seen as a individuals who could make contributions to our society. We were out of sight and out of mind. Few laws existed which made it illegal to discriminate against disabled people.

Violence and Disabled Women

English
Iglesias, M, Gil G, Joneken A, Mickler B, Knudsen J S.  1998.  Violence and Disabled Women.

Version española.

by Iglesias, M.; Gil, G.; Joneken, A.; Mickler, B.; Knudsen, J.S.,
METIS project, European Unión DAPHNE initiative, 1998

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL ISSUES

Portrait of a woman with disability

What do we understand by violence?

Causes, origins and consequences

Why women?

Toward an Inclusive Definition of Disability

English
Imparato, Andrew J.  1999.  Toward an Inclusive Definition of Disability.

by Andrew J. Imparato, June 28, 1999

 

General Counsel and Director of Policy
National Council on Disability


As an attorney who has spent my career working to promote policies and laws that expand opportunities for the 54 million Americans with disabilities, I am deeply concerned that the U.S. Supreme Court totally missed the mark last week in three cases construing the definition of “disability” in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Supreme Court has left me and millions of other Americans with significant mental or physical impairments unprotected against egregious discrimination.

Perspectivas Globales Sobre Vida Independiente Para El Proximo Milenio. Washington, D.C. 21-25 de setiembre de 1999

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Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program.  1999.  Perspectivas Globales Sobre Vida Independiente Para El Proximo Milenio. Washington, D.C. 21-25 de setiembre de 1999.

summit logo

An International Summit Conference on

Independent Living

PERSPECTIVAS GLOBALES SOBRE VIDA INDEPENDIENTE PARA EL PROXIMO MILENIO.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

21-25 de setiembre de 1999

Government Consults on Rail Accessibility - Press Notice: 372/ Transport

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Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, UK.  1998.  Government Consults on Rail Accessibility - Press Notice: 372/ Transport.

Date: 15 May 1998

Read the Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) response to this Press Release

Trains and trams entering service after 31 December 1998 will be fully accessible to disabled people under plans set out today by Transport Minister, Glenda Jackson.

In a consultation document, the Government is seeking views on proposed regulations to ensure that the rail industry meets the needs of those with limited mobility under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Commenting, Ms Jackson said:

Lag om införande av LSS, lagen (1993:387) om stöd och service)

Swedish
Sveriges Riksdag.  1993.  Lag om införande av LSS, lagen (1993:387) om stöd och service).

In English

 


* Rubrik: Lag (1993:389) om assistansersättning
* Utfärdad: 1993-05-27
* Ändring införd: t.o.m. SFS 1994:1702

 

Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments

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Swedish Parliament.  1993.  Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments.

Swedish Code of Statutes SFS 1993:387

 

Act concerning Support and Service
for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments
passed on 27 May 1993.

 

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In accordance with a decision by Parliament, the following is ordained.

 

Introductory provisions

Section 1. This Act contains provisions relating to measures for special support and special service for those

Introducing Newsline: Access Technology to Newspapers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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The National Federation of the Blind of North Carolina.  1999.  Introducing Newsline: Access Technology to Newspapers for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Every morning many people throughout the United States start the day with a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper. They do, that is, unless they are blind or severely visually impaired. The National Federation of the Blind has initiated a project which gives promise of making newspapers available on a regular basis to the blind of the nation.

 

Human Rights from Disabled Peoples' Perspective in Africa

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Majiet, Shanaaz.  1998.  Human Rights from Disabled Peoples' Perspective in Africa.

Seminar on Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities
from a North and South Perspective
Stockholm, Sweden 23 August, 1998

Shanaaz Majiet, Lawyer, South Africa


I come from South Africa and am based in Pretoria where I live and work. I am please to be here to share some thoughts with you and talk about some very fundamental challenges we face as a global movement.

Research Profiles and Strategies

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Thiberg, Sven.  1984.  Research Profiles and Strategies.

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Report of the International Expert Seminar
Building Concept for the Handicapped

Stockholm, Sweden, April 10-12, 1984

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Research Profiles and Strategies

By Prof. Sven Thiberg

Accessibility legislation - 1991

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Christophersen, Jon.  1991.  Accessibility legislation - 1991.

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Report of the CIB Expert Seminar on Building Non-Handicapping Environments, Budapest 1991

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