UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)

Individuals using wheelchairs on a ramp demonstrating tactile surfaces, contrasting handrails and level rest areas

Accessible Entrance to a Subway station in Sapporo, with tactile pavement, handrail. Photo: Andres Balcazar

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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UN DESA) :
Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (UN Enable) :
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) :
United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) :
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) :
Office of The High Commissioner on Human Rights – Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (OHCHR) :
World Health Organization (WHO) :
World Bank Group (World Bank) :


Global Accessibility News :
Disability Scoop :
Design For All Foundation :
Universal Design Newsletter :
European Network on Accessible Tourism :


International Standard Organization :
Canadian Standard Association :
US Access Board : (ADA and ADAAG)
Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas :
Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación :



International Union of Architects (UIA) :
International Society of City and Regional Planners :
The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) :
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) :


Transportation Research Board :
Access Exchange International :
ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization :
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy :
TRANSED – International Conference on ‘Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons’ :


The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) :
Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Consortium :
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) :
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) :
Fundación Sidar – Acceso Universal :


Australia : Australian Agency for International Development(AusAID)
Canada : Canadian International Development Agency(CIDA)
Denmark : Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA)
European Union : EuropeAid Development and Cooperation
Finland : Department for International Development Cooperation(FINNIDA)
France : French Development Agency(AfD)
Japan : Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Korea : Korea International Cooperation Agency
Kuwait : Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
New Zealand : New Zealand Agency for International Development(NZAid)
Norway : Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Saudi Arabia : Saudi Fund for Development
Spain : Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
Sweden : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(Sida)
Switzerland : Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation(SDC) ,Helvetas
United Kingdom : Department for International Development(DFID)
United States : United States Agency for International Development(USAID),
Others : Inter-American Foundation (IAF) ,Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) , and the African Development Foundation (ADF),


Disability Rights Fund :
Open Source Initiative :
UN Voluntary Fund on Disability :
Innocentive Challenges :


Christian Blind Mission :
Disabled People’s International :
Design for All Foundation :
Down Syndrome International :
European Disability Forum :
Inclusion International :
International Disability Alliance :
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People :
Rehabilitation International :
World Blind Union :
World Disability Union :
World Federation of the Deaf :
World Federation of the DeafBlind :
The Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families :
The World Network of User and Survivors of Psychiatry :

Other Links

Zero Project
Design for All Foundation
The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (Jordan)
The Haitian Federation of Associations and Institutions of Persons with Disabilities of Haiti (FHAIPF)
Ministry of Social Affairs (United Arab Emirates)
European Network on Accessible Tourism (ENAT)
Disabled Peoples International (DPI)
The Gulf Disability Society
The Supreme Committee for Disabled Affairs
The Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI)
Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care, Special Needs and Minors Affairs
Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS)