International Disability: Belgium and The Netherlands

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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  • Accessibility [in Dutch and English], provides information to improve the accessibility of the Internet and other digital media for all people including the elderly and people with disabilities. The site provides guidelines, explanatory texts, background stories, articles, tools, and more. [Netherlands]
  • Dedicon (formerly known as FNB Netherlands) offers a wide range of products and services, including accessible newspapers, magazines, books, digital services, study materials, music scores, and music literature. Dedicon co-ordinates and is responsible for numerous functions for the Dutch Libraries for the Blind. Dedicon Netherlands is a subsidised organisation located in Grave (main office), Amsterdam, Rijswijk, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Tilburg. [Netherlands]
  • Drempelvrij.nl [in Dutch]. The drempelvrij is a quality mark that indicates there are no barriers to access to the Internet. The mark on a website indicates that the website adheres to the international standards. [Netherlands]
  • Dutch Stichting Restless Legs (RLS) [Netherlands]
  • Decidon Dedicon helps organizations meet accessibility standards, offering information and literature. They supply newspapers, brochures, and music in Braille and digital textbooks for dyslexia software. [Netherlands]
  • Handicap International is an international, non-governmental organisation, mainly known for its fight against anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions and helping the victims of these unexploded devices. However, its mandate has been extended over the years and today includes providing assistance through work in various fields for people in developing countries with other kinds of disability. Handicap International primarily focuses on the prevention of disabilities and providing support for people with disabilities by ensuring they can fully take part in social life. (in Dutch and French) [Belgian]
  • International Federation for Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida (IFHSB) [Belgium]