The World Health Organization/World Bank’s First World Report on Disability

  • Katherine D. Seelman University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Abstract

In June, 2011 at the United Nations (UN) in New York City, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank launched the first World Report on Disability. This short overview of the Report provides information about its purpose, development and content, intended audiences, and outcomes.  Special attention is directed to the sections of the Report which address telerehabilitation and information and communication technology.

  

References

World Health Organization World Report on Disability. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/en/index.html

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml

ICF. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/

World Health Assembly. WHA 58.23. Accessed October 2011 at http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA58/WHA58_23-en.pdf

WHO Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/en/index.html

G3ict. Accessed October 2011 at http://g3ict.com/

Daisy Consortium. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.daisy.org/

W3C WAI. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.w3.org/WAI/

GLADNET Webinar World Report on Disability. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.gladnet.org/webinar_reg.cfm

CIRRIE. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.gladnet.org/webinar_reg.cfm

Health Information Technology Global Perspectives. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.openclinical.org/hitGlobalEuropeEU.html

Information e-health quality criteria. Accessed October 2011 at

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/health/policy/quality_criteria/index_en.htm

DBTACs Webinars. Accessed October 2011 at http://www.access-board.gov/webinars.htm

WGBH/NCAM awarded “Access to Personal Health Records” grant. Accessed October 2011 at

http://ncam.wgbh.org/about/news/healthitaccess

Published
2011-12-20
How to Cite
Seelman, K. D. (2011). The World Health Organization/World Bank’s First World Report on Disability. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 3(2), 11–14. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2011.6076
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