European Commission "Services Directive" Site:Provides an account of the Services Directive from its beginnings to the present day.
EUR-Lex Library of EU Legal DocumentsThe amended proposal for a European Services Directive is available on this page, for downloading, in 19 languages.
EUR-Lex Library of EU Legal DocumentsThe original proposal for a European Services Directive is available on this page, for downloading, in 11 languages.
European Employment StrategyEuropean Commission site
European Platform for Rehabilitationhttp://www.epr.be/
Disability StatisticsEuropean Commission site
European Commission DG Employment Documents Sitehttp://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/index/7003_en.html
European Disability Forum, European Structural Fundshttp://www.edf-feph.org/en/events/StructuralFunds.htm
European Commission Structural Funds 2007-2013http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/esf2000/2007-2013_en.html
Disability StatisticsAn Online Resource for U.S. Disability Statistics. Registration for this site is FREE. http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/disabilitystatistics/home.cfm
Standardisation Policy for Enterpriseshttp://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/standards_policy/index.htm
The Information Society Technologies Programmehttp://www.cordis.lu/ist
Information Society "Applications Relating to Elderly and Persons with Disabilities"http://www.cordis.lu/ist/so/einclusion
Information Society and Accessibilityhttp://europa.eu.int/information_society/topics/citizens/accessibility/index_en.htm
Quality of Life Programmehttp://www.cordis.lu/life/
Co-operation With "Third Countries" (Non EU Countries for example)http://www.cordis.lu/inco2/src/research.htm
e-Europe Initiative Goes On-linehttp://europa.eu.int/information_society/eeurope/2005/index_en.htm
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: People with Disabilitieshttp://disability.osha.eu.int
Employment and Social Dimension of the Information SocietyESDIS - The High-level Group on the Employment and Social Dimension of the Information Society http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/soc-dial/info_soc/esdis/index.htm
EDF Pages on Employment of DisabledEuropean Disability Forum, Web pages on employment of disabled people: http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/news/2001/oct/i01_1395_el.html
European Commission's Website on Anti-discriminationThe European Commission's new website on anti-discrimination which aims to be a source of information on the "For Diversity. Against Discrimination" campaign. http://www.stop-discrimination.info/
European Commission's Website on Social InclusionEuropean Commission Web pages on "The Social Inclusion Process": http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/soc-prot/soc-incl/index_en.htm
International Labour Organisation: Disability and WorkEnglish: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/skills/disability
Hellenic Center for Independent Livinghttp://www.disabled.gr/lavda/index.html
MacsvisionScottish website accessible to people with disabilities world wide and their carers. Features caring articles, information, entertainment, quotations, a resource database and music. http://www.macsvision.co.uk/
Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA - Malta)FITA is the Maltese Government's principal advocate and coordinator for making information technology accessible for disabled people. Our information service assists disabled individuals in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device, intended to increase, maintain, or improve the individual's quality of life. http://www.knpd.org/mittsfita
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internethttp://www.icdri.org/
ORBISProvides consultation services to employers on disability issues. http://www.orbis.ie/
The Papworth TrustUnlocking the potential of disabled people. The Papworth Trust is a registered charity that helps and supports independent living for disabled people at home and at work in the UK. http://www.papworth.org.uk/
RemployFor 50 years, Remploy has been expanding employment opportunities for disabled people in the UK, building a trained and flexible workforce that provides businesses and local communities with a range of quality products and services. http://www.remploy.co.uk/
Workability InternationalWorkability Europe was the first regional group to be formed by the European members of Workability International. It is the largest employer body representing providers of work and employment services to people with disabilities in Europe. The growing membership provides work programmes for about 1,250,000 disabled people. Today Workability Europe has over 30 member organisations located in 19 countries. http://www.workability-europe.org
WorkwayAn IBEC/ICTU partnership initiative designed to tackle disabled peopleï¿½s problem of high unemployment by raising awareness and addressing barriers to increase their employment opportunities. http://www.workway.ie/
News & MediaAnAurora
Internet Magazine for the disAble Woman
Î European association whose main objective is to advance the rights of people with autism and their families, and help improve their lives.
The UK's leading disability site providing news and feature articles, advice, adverts, links, an archive and a chat room.
The online guide to the world of Disability
A free, independent monthly e-mail newsletter on information technology issues for people with visual impairment and blindness.
BBC website that reflects life as a disabled person
Information, products and services for disabled people
Organisations / CommunitiesArka Foundation
The Arka Foundation is an NGO - based on the island of Gozo, Malta. It was established to create awareness, and to promote the needs and rights of disabled persons and to provide them with the necessary education, therapeutic services and training support.
Disabled Parents Network
A national organization of and for disabled people who are or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.
National Disability Authority
Irish State Authority promoting and helping secure the rights of people with disabilities.
Norway's main disability organization (URL takes you to English page)
National Autistic Society (NAS)
Information about autism and Asperger syndrome, support and services in the UK.
Promotes inclusive design in public outdoor space and offers consultancy and advice on inclusive design.
Creation of a more inclusive society in Romania.
The European Year of People with Disabilities 2003
The official website for The European Year of People with Disabilities 2003. Please note that this site has now moved to a new location: http://www.able.ie/
European Disability Forum
European Blind Union
Mental Health Europe
Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (Gladnet)
Employers' Forum on Disability
Irish National Disability Authority
Other / General Disability IssuesDisability Champions at Work
Amicus MSF Section - delivering excellence for disabled workers in the UK and Ireland
Services for People With Disabilities
The Limbless Association
Provides advice or support relating to the loss of a limb to amputees, relatives, carers, and healthcare professionals.
Offers industry-leading information and expertise in the form of simple, easy-to-use software tools and services that automate website usability and accessibility testing and repair.
Travel / Public TransportProject on Accessible Transport.
Cycle of European Conferences in accessible transportation for all.
A pool of European travel agents expert in accessible tourism services for people with special needs: people with disability, slow walkers, aged people, family parties and all tourists needing special care.
Traveling with disabilities. Site contains links to other sites about disability traveling and to travel agencies geared for the disabled.
Brings hotels, motels, guest houses, self catering, caravans and holiday centers to those with mobility difficulties.