The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right. The Association provides information on services and programs for students with disabilities nationwide, publishes a regular newsletter, and conducts research on issues of importance to its members. Members include disabled students, educators, organizations and professional service providers.
The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is a focal point within the Government of Canada for key partners working to promote the full inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities in all aspects of society and community life. ODI strives to provide leadership and foster excellence for the Government of Canada in this area of shared responsibilities.
CanChild is a centre for education and research on childhood disability at McMaster University. The Centre provides evidence-based information to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families. As such, it works in close partnership with organizations and individuals all over the world. The website provides full details of its aims and partnerships, information for families and children, details of completed and ongoing research, measurement tools for research with children and links to many related information resources.
This Training Manual on Disability Statistics is a joint product of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It provides an overview of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework for disability measurement as well as implementation guidelines on disability data collection, dissemination and analysis. The ESCAP project aims to train people from statistical offices about the use of disability measures and statistics.
A 2010 Pew survey showed that 27% of Americans live with disabilities that interfere with daily living. Two percent have a disability or illness that makes it harder or impossible to use the Internet. Fifty-four percent with disabilities use the Internet compared with 81% who report no disability. Disability is associated with being older, less educated and living in a low-income household. In contrast, Internet use is statistically associated with being younger, college-educated and living in a higher-income household. When demographic factors are controlled, living with disability is negatively correlated with someone's likelihood of having Internet access.
Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2009 is a report on disability produced by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The report examines how disabled Canadians actually experience their disabilities and identifies a number of changes over time. Several surveys have been conducted into the difficulties that the disabled have with daily living, physical, mental or health problems and goal setting. The report provides statistical comparisons which build on Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. This is the seventh edition of the report and uses indicators from 2004 with a number of new indicators.
Independent Living is a philosophy and way of viewing people with disabilities. The view is facilitated by Independent Living Canada and a network of member independent living centres. The website provides information about programs, services and resources about independent philosophy.
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities who are working for a more accessible and inclusive Canada. The website provides information about human rights, social policy, transportation, international issues and technology vis a vis disability.
The Just for You section, or People with Disabilities, at Health Canada provides information about disabilities in Canada and barriers experienced by those with a disability. Disability approaches are moving away from medical and treatment models, and towards independent living, empowerment, social networking, social support and community inclusion. The Public Health Agency of Canada provides resources for anyone interested in these issues.