Much progress can come from those who move beyond their comfort zones – for whatever reason. Julia Cassim “Work with the extreme to design for the mainstream”
I’ve been involved with Disability issues in Turkey since 1995. 20 years earlier, volunteering as a young student I’d met some inspiring young people: one was Janette who one day asked if I’d missed her the previous week; she’d been swimming.
Wheelmap – record accessibility of anywhere you know, for others to plan accessible trips
Disability and Higher Education: Towards Inclusive Universities by Empowering Disabled Students, 2008-9 EU project developing training of disability advisors. Project materials and relevant links have now been transferred to the indus2016 website. The original project website disappeared after Ozan Oktay, the founder and technical coordinator of the website, died of cancer in 2016. He was a rare example of someone with Epidermolysis bullosa who studied at university, graduated, worked, enjoyed life and contributed to others as long as life allowed him to.
Disability and Language: communication and foreign language learning.
And a selection of links
- Disability Archive UK, Leeds University:
- Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre seminars
- EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information http://easi.cc/
- MIUSA:http://www.miusa.org/ Mobility International USA. MIUSA ran a 24 hour virtual Disability Connect 1-2 December 2011. A Wordle of reflections from some of the 1756 visitors from 118 countries.
- TIU: Towards Inclusive Universities by Empowering Disabled Students http://www.tiu.org.tr
- VIEWS International http://www.viewsinternational.eu/ (Visually Impaired Education and Work Support)
- Mental Health: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Issue Paper (2012)2 on “WHO GETS TO DECIDE?” Right to legal capacity for persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.
Bicycles for all 
The Battle of the Screen Readers JAWS vs NVDA
Scenes of Silence; an exhibition on Non-Verbal Communication 
Hibiscus Travel : cruises for people with disabilities, especially hearing impaired and Deaf, organised from the USA
Read-Right  is a program that aims to provide free rehabilitation to patients with Hemianopic Alexia. This is a specific reading disorder related to visual impairment usually caused by a stroke or head injury.
Black Dog – In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day 2012, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.
Touretteshero Jessie Thom