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Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. Some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for political, religious, or other interests (Wikipedia).

The organizations listed here may be:

  • Functional diversity related organizations, preferably those that in one way or another are part of research or development projects for assistive products related with ICT or with accessible design.
  • Foundations belonging to NGOs or to companies that promote accessible designs or accessibility through ICT.
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Directorio de organizaciones relacionadas con las tecnologías de apoyo y la accesibilidad
Nombre Country Description Imagen
Mobile Manufacturers Forum - MMF Internacional Established in 1998, the association's mission is to facilitate joint funding of key research projects and cooperation on standards, regulatory issues and... Imagen de la página web de MMF
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) EE.UU. The National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization of the blind in America. Interested sighted persons also join. Founded in 1940, the Federation... NFB logo
NV Access Internet Michael Curran and James Teh met as children on a music camp for the blind, where they realised they shared a strong interest in computers. Several years later... NV Access logo
ONCE España The birth of the ONCE in 1938 was made possible by the confluence of a series of historical and social factors, resulting in a unique, member-based... ONCE logo
RESNA EE.UU. RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the... RESNA's logo
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Reino Unido Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. RNIB Website Image
Smart Cities for All Internacional G3ict and World Enabled launched the Smart Cities for All initiative to define the state of ICT accessibility in Smart Cities worldwide. Our focus is to... Smart Cities for All logo
World Blind Union (WBU) Internacional The World Blind Union (WBU) is the internationally recognized organization, representing the 285 million blind and partially sighted persons in 190 member... World Blind Union logo
World Enabled Internacional World ENABLED is an educational non-profit organization that promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities. Our fieldwork and research... World Enabled logo

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