Building community capacity to achieve the human rights of all persons with disabilities


An Alternative Eye- Computer for Persons with Visually Impairments.

A 2003 study conducted by the Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) on the situation and prospect of the use of computer for persons with visual impairment. This study is an indispensable resource with respect to visual impairment in Bangladesh, and offers insight  on ICT development for the visually impaired.

Promoting Education of Children with Disabilities

The Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) posted a paper on the study of the inclusion process thus far, particularly focussing on the interest of children with disabilities in schools. In order to accommodate the needs of these children in the education system, there is a need to build capacity in three major areas.

"Education for All" in Bangladesh

The Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) of Bangladesh conducted a study to provide background data and information on education of children with disabilities.  The data aims to assist the government in developing and/or reforming policies on the education of children with disabilities in Bangladesh.

Documentation of Good Practices in Inclusive Education in Bangladesh

A study done by the Centre for Services and Information (CSID) of Bangladesh on the documentating of good practices regarding inclusive education for children with disabilities.

Situational Analysis of Education for Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh

Research conducted by the Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) to assess the educational opportunities for children with disabilities.

Youth with Physical Disability Development (YPDDF) Baseline Survey in Uganda

YPDDF, with financial support from Open Society Institute (OSI), is carrying out a baseline survey in all the targeted sub-counties. The chief objective of this survey is to assess and establish formal and non formal educational needs, challenges and opportunities including resource allocation, access to information, communication and infrastructure for female and male children with disabilities in the selected sub-counties of Wakiso.

International Labour Organization Guide on Education and Training

The International Labour Organization has produced an online education and training guide that is intended to support improved capacity of governments in collaboration with social partners and civil society to design, implement and evaluate legislation that effectively supports equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

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Disabled village children: a guide for community health workers, rehabilitation workers, and families

Discusses issues related to children with various disabilities. It is primarily written for therapists, professionals, and community groups interested in rehabilitation. However, a few chapters in part two may also be of interest to DPOs. For example, chapter 47 shares ideas for training children and teachers to understand children with disabilities; chapter

Deaf People and Human Rights

This 71-page report summarizes what is known about the living situation of deaf people around the world. The World Federation of the Deaf surveyed 93 countries for this report on topics such as recognition of sign language, accessibility issues, the sign language interpreting profession, and educational opportunities for deaf people. Individual reports on major geographical regions are also available. By Hilde Haualand and Colin Allen, January 2009.

The Salamanca statement and framework for action on special needs education

The Salamanca statement, produced at a 1994 global conference on special needs education, continues to be a major international policy document. Outlines the global consensus on policies and strategies needed to include children with disabilities in the education system.

Policy Guidelines on Inclusion In Education

Provides guidelines for developing education policies and learning environments that are more inclusive of all students. Includes some discussion of people with disabilities. Available in PDF format in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese. Published in September 2009 by UNESCO. Readers may also wish to consult UNESCO’s
web page
on inclusive education.

A Human Rights-Based Approach to Education for All: A framework for the realization of children’s right to education and rights within education

This report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) discusses current thinking and practice on human rights based approaches in the education sector and provides a framework for developing policies and programs at the school, local, national, and international levels. Does not focus on children with disabilities but touches on issues affecting them briefly in several sections throughout the report.

Guidelines for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to Education for All

Explains how inclusion in education relates to human rights and good quality, cost-effective education. Describes how teachers, parents, educational policy makers, and curricula can make inclusion happen. Provides tools for policymakers and educational planners. This 37-page publication from UNESCO was published in 2005.

Children and adults with disabilities

Discusses how the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (SIDA) can ensure that people with disabilities are involved in development work and decision-making. Meant for policy-makers, NGOs, and DPOs.  Released by SIDA in December 2005; 32 pages.

Equal Opportunities for All: Respecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Advocates can use this guide as an aid in educating the general public about people with disabilities and how to interact with them; how to make schools, places of employment, and the community more accessible; and the CRPD. It presents arguments for why everyone—not just people with disabilities—should care about accessibility. This 33-page booklet is written in simple, accessible language. Targeted at audiences in the North American and Caribbean region, but applicable to other regions

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