International Disability: Denmark

  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Policies for Denmark as of 8 May 2017. Agreement on the use of open standards for software in the public sector  Updated
  • Special educational support provided by the Danish Ministry of Education. The special educational support must ensure that pupils and students with disabilities can educate on an equal footing with other pupils and students.
  • European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education: Denmark the Danish national information and resource centre on disabilities and assistive technology. (in Danish and English)  Updated
  • Danish Disability Council, the Danish NGO-Umbrella (in English and mostly Danish)  Updated

    Danish Web-award "Det Gyldne @" (The Golden @) includes WEB accessibility as a criterion. The award is related to a conference on accessible web-design held on November 10. 1999 in Copenhagen. During February 2000 a working group of experts and users are evaluating the accessibility of the websites of 100 big Danish corporations. The corporations are divided into 10 different categories. The basis for the examination is the guidelines on accessible web content from the W3C "Web Accessibility Initiative". In addition, the websites are rated on a 1-5 scale by blind and low vision users. The practical testing is being done using the screenreader (JAWS) and speech-synthesis on one hand and a magnifierprogram (ZOOMTEXT) on the other. Shell Denmark was awarded the Golden @ as the "most accessible web-site for disabled people" among the 100 biggest corporations in Denmark on March 24, 2000. But 14 days after getting the award Shell Denmark presented a thoroughly reworked website, and the new website far less accessible than the one nominated! (in Danish)

  • The Equal Opportunities Centre for Disabled Persons monitors developments in the equalisation of disabled people and non-disabled people. Moreover the Centre's task is to draw the authorities' attention to areas and situations where there are not equal opportunities for disabled people and non-disabled people. The Centre is also to publish information on the subject of equal opportunities for disabled persons in the Danish society.
  • Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark (DPOD) is the umbrella organization for 34 Danish disability organizations. DPOD works to support persons with disabilities to live a life like everyone else.  Updated
  • Digitization Agency [in English] – The goal is a more digitally publicly Denmark that optimizes and frees up resources and modernize services for citizens and businesses. Specifically, for example, 80 per cent. citizens and companies written communications with the public be digital in 2015 and welfare technology solutions will be a natural part of everyday life in the coming years.
  • Foreningen af Unge med Gigt (FNUG) – Danish Organisation of Youth with Rheumatism
  • The Accessibility Label Scheme (in Danish "Foreningen Tilgængelighed for Alle", English, and German)
  • Gigforeningen – Danish Arthritis Society
  • Study and Work Abroad in Denmark information for students with disabilities
  • Wheelrace (in Danish) an educational game for school children aged 11-14 to teach kids what life is like when you are bound to a wheelchair. Wheelrace is made by Kongo Interactive and Guppyworks. [Denmark]

International Disability: Australia and New Zealand

  • About People with Disability in Australia ftom the Austrailian Government Department of Social Services  New
  • Digital Access Consulting at Vision Australia is recognised internationally as an industry leader in the provision of digital accessibility services, equally addressing the needs of all disability groups. Specialising in web accessibility consultancy, training and testing, our services are expertly designed to help our customers make their digital presence accessible to all. [Australia]  Updated
    • Colour Contrast Analyser for Web Pages The Colour Contrast Analyser is compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0). It is primarily a tool for checking foreground and background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility. It also contains functionality to create simulations of certain visual conditions such as colour blindness. The contrast ratio helps determine whether or not the contrast between two colours can be read by people with colour blindness or other visual impairments. [Australia]
    • Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE – 2012 can assist in evaluating a web page for compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). The WAT was developed by Steve Faulkner in a collaboration between Vision Australia, The Paciello Group (Europe) and Jun of the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium. [Australia]
  • Delta Therapy Dogs the human-animal bond improves quality of life. We believe in the social, emotional and physiological benefits of positive interaction between people and therapy animals. Our programs include visits to hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, dementia wards, palliative care, disability services, health clinics, schools, correctional facilities and workplaces.  New
  • The The Delta Centre – is the National Resource Centre for Participation and Accessibility for persons with disabilities.
  • Web Accessibility Laws & Policies: Australia lists governmental policies related to web accessibility.  New
  • Australian Centre for Disability Law  New
  • ARATA – Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association "ARATA is a national association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation and assistive technology." [Australia]
  • The Australian Muscular Dystrophy Association [Australia]
  • Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a not-for-profit organisation resourced by its members to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business. We help our members and clients to welcome people with disability as employees, customers and suppliers. We are not an employment agency, and do not find jobs for people with disability. Rather, we work with our member organisations so that they become more confident and prepared to welcome people with disability into their organisations. [Australia]
  • Australian Resuscitation Council [Australia]
  • Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)  Updated [Australia]
  • Assistive Technology Help Ministry of Education [NZ] [New Zealand]
  • Disability Rights policy and projects within the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [Australia]
  • e-bility.com offers wide range of information, resources, services and products of interest to people with disability, their families and carers, health professionals and service providers in the disability sector. [Australia]
  • e-bility – Games and Puzzels [Australia]
  • Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) of New South Wales (NSW) is a specialist legal advocacy service for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales. We work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. [Australia]
  • International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrating the achievements and contributions of people with disability. [Australia]
  • NV Access home of the free NVDA screen reader. NVDA software enables blind and vision impaired people to use a computer by communicating what is on the screen using a synthetic voice or braille. [Australia]
  • International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers (IGODAP) [New Zealand]
  • Media Access Australia is Australia's only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with a disability. Access to media, enabled through technology, empowers people to be independent, gain knowledge, make their own choices and be active members of our society. We promote inclusion by providing information and expertise on the accessibility of mainstream technologies to government, industry, educators, consumer organisations and individuals. Captions and audio description can be used to enhance access to cinema, theatre, video, exhibits at museums and galleries, even architecture and historical sites.
  • Special Education Ministry of Education [New Zealand]
  • Ministry of Education, Special Education Services and Support, Assistive Technology [New Zealand]
  • Solve Disability Solutions (SDS), formerly TADVIC, is a not-for-profit organisation that makes and modifies equipment for people with disabilities whose needs cannot be met commercially. [Australia]