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Specific diseases and disabilities

(Organizations and sources of information regarding specific diseases and disabilities)

A. Disabilities/Diseases with impairment of sensory functions
A.1. Visual function
A.2. Auditory function
A.3. Visual and auditory functions

 

 

A. A. Disabilities/Diseases with impairment of sensory functions

A.1. Visual function

worldwide

Helen Keller International
The organisation directly addresses the causes of preventable blindness and provides rehabilitation services for blind people

World Blind Union
The WBU is the only organisation entitled to speak on behalf of blind and partially sighted people of the world, representing 180 million blind and visually impaired people from about 600 different organisations in 158 countries

World Federation of the Deaf/Blind

Europe-wide

European Blind Union
The union aims to protect and promote the interests of blind and partially-sighted people in Europe

European countries

Austria

Österreichischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband
The Austrian Blind Union (ABU) understand themselves as a self-help organization of blind and partially sighted people. Its major task consists of representing the interests of its members within all ranges of the public life and above all: their efforts for integration in schools, working places and as well against all discriminations in society. For this reason the ABU supports all active people and institutions, who use themselves in this sense for blind and partially sighted people

Belgium

Associations de language française
links to organisations representing the interests of blind and visually impaired in French speaking countries

Czech Republic

Czech Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted

Denmark

Dansk Blindesamfund
the Danish Association of the Blind

Finland

Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired

France

Associations de language française
links to organisations representing the interests of the blind and visually impaired in French speaking countries

APAM: Association pour les Personnes Aveugles et Malvoyantes
organisation for the blind or visually impaired

Association Retina France
Retina France is the leading French association for people with retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration (MD), Usher's syndrome and many more.

Bassevision.net
Information platform for visually impaired people

BrailleNet
Internet site with information for people with visual impairments

L'Association Nationale des Parents d'Enfants Aveugles
association for parents of blind children

Voirplus
Internet site with information for people with visual impairments

Germany

Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband (DBSV)
The German Federation of the blind and visually impaired represents as the head organisation the interests of the blind and visually impaired in Germany

Deutscher Verein der Blinden und Sehbehinderten in Studium und Beruf
aims to support the blind and partially sighted in education and qualifying for better jobs

Pro Retina Deutschland e.V. (PRDV)
self-help organisation providing support and information for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa

Seh-Netz
Information platform for blind and partially sighted people

www.blindenportal.de
Comprehensive collection of addresses for the blind and partially sighted (Advice centres, organisations, educational and vocational training institutions, manufacturers of assistive devices)

Great Britain

National Blind Children's Society United Kingdom
The aim of the society is to enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to achieve their educational and recreational goals

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

Ireland

National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Luxembourg

Association des aveugles du Luxembourg

Norway

Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Norwegian Association of the blind and partially sighted

Slovakia

Únia nevidiacich a slabozrakých Slovenska

Slovenia

Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia

Spain

Organizacion Nacional de Ciegos De Espana, ONCE
federal organisation for the blind

Schwizerland

Associations de language française
links to organisations representing the interests of blind and visually impaired in French speaking countries

Schweizerische Caritas Aktion der Blinden (CAB)
Caritas Action of the Blind Switzerland

Schweizerischer Blindenbund
Swiss self-help organisation for the blind

Schweizerischer Blinden- u. Sehbehindertenverband
The Swiss Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted - SBV - is the largest self-help organization of people with a total or severe visual handicap in Switzerland

Schweizerischer Zentralverein für das Blindenwesen (SZB)
Swiss national association for the blind

non-European countries

Australia

Association for the Blind of Western Australia

Royal Blind Society Australia

Canada

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

New Zeeland

Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

USA

American Council of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

Blind Related Links

Blind Net

National Federation of the Blind

National Association for Visually Handicapped

Web Directory: Communication Disorders


A.2. Auditority function

worldwide

World Federation of the Deaf/Blind

europäische Länder

Austria

Österreichischer Gehörlosenbund

Belgium

Fédération Francophone des Sourds de Belgique
organisation for the deaf in Belgium

Surdinet
Links on organizations and information for the deaf in French speaking countries France

Le Centre d'intégration et de préparation des Sourds dans l'enseignement supérieur
Centre for the integration of deaf students

Information/Documentation sur la défience auditive
Links on organizations and information for the deaf in French speaking countries France

Germany

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Hörbehinderter Studenten und Absolventen e.V. (BHSA)
Federal Association of Hearing-Impaired Students and Graduates

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Gehörlosen und Schwerhörigen e.V.
German Association for the Support of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deutsche Tinnitus-Liga e.V. (DTL)
German Tinnitus League

Deutscher Gehörlosen-Bund e.V.
German National Association for the Deaf

Deutscher Schwerhörigenbund e.V. (DSB)
Association of the Deaf in Germany

Switzerland

Bund Schweizerischer Schwerhörigen-Vereine (BSSV)
National Association of the Deaf in Switzerland

Fondation romande des malentendants
organisation for the hearing impaired and deaf

Surdinet
Links zu Organisationen und Informationen für und über taube Menschen im frankophonen Raum

Frankreich

Le Centre d'intégration et de préparation des Sourds dans l'enseignement supérieur
Zentrum für die Integration und Begleitung tauber Studenten

Information/Documentation sur la défience auditive
Internetportal mit Informationen für taube Menschen

Surdinet
Links on organizations and information for the deaf in French speaking countries

non-European countries

Australia

Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW)
The organisation's aim is to provide information, support and counselling to tinnitus sufferers and preventative education to the wider community

Canada

Canadian Hearing Society
The Canadian Hearing Society provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of our five consumer groups. Services are offered in a fully accessible and supportive environment by professionals experienced in meeting the needs of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people

CASLPA
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is the single national body that supports the needs, interests and development of speech-language pathologists and audiologists across Canada.

Surdinet
Links on organizations and information for the deaf in French speaking countries

USA

Deaf Professional Network
Online publication to present real-world, peer-to-peer deaf professional issues and empower deaf professionals with the tools to advance their careers. The up-to-date news reports are designed to help deaf professionals remain current on the latest developments that can enhance their careers while the featured deaf professional profiles will expand their professional networks.

 

A.3. Visual and auditority function

worldwide

Organizations for Deafblind People Throughout the World

World Federation of the Deaf/Blind

European countries

Germany

Fördergemeinschaft für Taubblinden e.V.
association of deaf-blind people, parents of deaf-blind people, their friends, educationalists and teachers

France

L'Association Nationale Pour les Sourds-Aveugles
national association for the deafblind in France

Norway

Foreningen Norges døvblinde (FNDB)
Norwegian Association of the Deafblind

non-European countries

Australia

Australian DeafBlind Council

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