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World report on disability : Main report (English)

The overall aims of the report are: to provide governments and civil society with a comprehensive description of the importance of disability and an analysis of the responses provided based on the best available scientific information, and based on this analysis, to make recommendations for action at national and international levels. The report focuses on measures to improve accessibility and equality of opportunity; promoting participation and inclusion; and increasing respect for the autonomy and dignity of persons with disabilities. Chapter one defines terms such as disability, discusses prevention and its ethical considerations, introduces the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), disability and health and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and discusses disability and human rights, and disability and development. Chapter two reviews the data on disability prevalence and the situation of people with disabilities worldwide. Chapter three explores access to mainstream health services for people with disabilities. Chapter four discusses rehabilitation, including therapies and assistive devices. Chapter five investigates support and assistance services. Chapter six explores inclusive environments, both in terms of physical access to buildings, transport, and so on, but also access to the virtual environments of information and communication technology. Chapter seven discusses education, and chapter eight reviews employment for people with disabilities. Each chapter includes recommendations, which are also drawn together to provide broad policy and practice considerations in chapter nine.


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World report on disability : Main report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.