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Some useful disability web sites

Web sites for sport for disabled people

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Birmingham Institute for the Deaf logo

BID (Birmingham Institute for the Deaf)
- a registered charity for deaf people working exclusively in the West

Queen Alexander College logo

Queen Alexandra College - a further education college for students with a visual impairment.


Birmingham Talking Newspapers Association - a talking newspaper for people in Birmingham.

logo for Birmingham Carers Association

Birmingham Carers Association - Offers useful information including links for carers.

Birmingham disability resources centre logo

The Birmingham Disability Resource Centre - offers local links to other disability organisations.

Disability Resource Centre, Birmingham


Ability Net logo

Abilitynet - AbilityNet is a charity that brings the benefits of computer technology to adults and children with disabilities.

Ouch logo

Ouch Disability Magazine - A BBC website reflecting the lives of disabled people. Includes: opinion, humour, chat community, positive portrayals, plus features and articles from many disabled writers.

age concern logo

Age Concern - cares about all older people and believes later life should be fulfilling and enjoyable.

RADAR Search logo

Direct Enquiries -Nationwide disabled access register. Search for shops, restaurants, holiday accommodation, banks etc. with disabled access throughout the UK.

BBC Betsie - stands for BBC Education Text to Speech Internet Enhancer, a simplified script to alleviate some of the problems experienced by people using text to speech systems for web browsing.

British Dyslexia Association (BDA) - information and advice to people with Dyslexia. Provides information about local groups.

Carers - Government Information for Carers

deafPLUS - innovative work with deaf and hearing people which enables them to improve their quality of life through contact, information and training.

DIAL - Information and advice services in the UK on aspects of disability.

Disability - run by the Government's Disability Unit. Information on legal and civil rights, training and employment for people with disabilities.

Disability Alliance - aim to break the link between poverty and disability. Provides information and advice.

Disability UK - General information site. Multiple topics. Links to other sites.

Disability Rights Commission (DRC) - Provides information and advice to disabled people and employers. Also provides information on rights, legislation, DRC publications, Disability Acts, DRC research and press releases.

European Disability Forum - Campaigns for rights for disabled people.

National Library for the Blind - 'The gateway to library services for visually impaired people'.

Radar - Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation. A national organisation of and for disabled people. Supports local and national organisations, campaigns for improvements and provides information to support independence and equality for disabled people.

Ricability - Contains details of reports and leaflets on making life easier for the disabled.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People - website of the charity, the Royal National Institute for Deaf People. Information, news and support for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Scope - Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy.

Stairlift Advisor - Support and advice on buying a stairlift.

The Accessible Planet - Our aim is to become the complete guide to everything and anything accessible - for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.

The Stroke Association
- Support and information to people affected by stroke. - information and news for disabled people. Includes sections on travel, equipment, work, health, Motability and benefits.

British Computer Association of the Blind - Enables blind/ partially sighted people to gain ICT skills.

Action for Blind People enables blind and partially sighted people to transform their lives through work, housing, leisure and support. We offer a wide range of services to visually impaired people, their families, advocates, professionals and the general public.

The Disabled Workers Co-operative helps raise the independence of disabled people by enabling them to take an active role in the economy. Includes a database of the skills, products and services that disabled people have to offer with free registration for people seeking work.

Remploy - The UK's biggest employer of disabled people


provides free one-to-one internet training, computers and software for people with disabilities in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Transport Information for Disabled People

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee- This body advises the Government on access for disabled people to transport. It also advises on the built environment. Contains information on all modes of transport and has a useful links page.

dptac on gov uk

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