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Admittedly, this site is not for everyone. However, for those
around the world with an interest in disability issues, perhaps
students of social policy or disability rights, it is a gem,
writes Sarah Baalham.

DPI – Disabled People’s International – is a worldwide organisation
whose goals are to promote disabled people’s rights and economic
and social integration; and develop and support organisations of
disabled people.

With its headquarters in Canada, a European office in Italy, and a
chair who hails from the Phillipines, there is a truly
international flavour to this website. You can find articles from
websites and publications around the world; the results of
international research; newsletters and conference papers; and
updates on legislation, rights issues, and government policy
relating to disabled people.

If you want to know the latest thinking on independent living in
Africa, what Alzheimer’s disease organisations are up to in Europe,
or the latest community-based approach to parents with disabled
children in Afghanistan, it’s here.

The information on this website is impressively up to date, mostly
from 2005 or the last few years. There is also an excellent links
page giving access to other websites around the world. The downside
is that there is so much information here it can be hard to find
what you want – and broadband internet is a must!

Sarah Baalham is customer care manager, Suffolk social care

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