Some useful disability web sites
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BID (Birmingham Institute for the Deaf)
- a registered charity for deaf people working exclusively in the West
Queen Alexandra College - a further education college for students with a visual impairment.
Birmingham Talking Newspapers Association - a talking newspaper for people in Birmingham. www.birminghamtalkingnewspaper.org.uk
Birmingham Carers Association - Offers useful information including links for carers.
The Birmingham Disability Resource Centre - offers local links to other disability organisations.
Abilitynet - AbilityNet is a charity that brings the benefits of computer technology to adults and children with disabilities.
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 - cares about all older people and believes later life should be fulfilling and enjoyable.
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.
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.
Yourable.com - 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
UCanDoIT 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.
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