Organizations for People with Disabilities
Information about the main organizations for people with disabilities as well as a useful glossary of Spanish/English terms related to disabilities...
The Colombian Federation of Organizations for People with Physical Disabilities (Federación Colombiana de Organizaciones de Personas con Discapacidad Física - FECODIF) is a non-governmental organisation created in 2003 to coordinate associations and organizations and offers support to people with disabilities, on a municipal, departmental, and regional level.
At: Carrera,16 A, No. 80-25, Bogotá
Tel: (1) 236 1016
The Zero Limits Foundation (Fundación Cero Limites) promotes integration between people with and without disabilities through artistic and cultural programmes, with an aim towards equality, accessibility, social inclusion, fostering talent and improving quality of life. The foundation is based in Bogotá but has links throughout the country.
- Zero Limits Foundation
At: Diagonal Av., 61B, No. 22-31, Barrio San Luis, Bogotá
Tel: (1) 481 0413
Discapacidad Colombia is a non-governmental organization providing information about disabilities in general, and resources in Colombia. The website (in Spanish) lists links to organizations from many different areas of public life, from education, to sport, to culture. It is an excellent resource for finding out information regarding living with disabilities in Colombia.
National Institute for Blind People (Instituto Nacional para Ciegos - INCI): Organization working with people with visual impairments.
National Institute for Deaf People (Instituto Nacional para Sordos - INSOR): Organization working with people with hearing impairments.
At: Carrera 57C, No. 64A - 29, Bogotá
Tel: (1) 5421222
National Federation of Deaf People of Colombia (Federación Nacional de Sordos de Colombia - FENASCOL: Organization working with people with hearing impairments.
Colombian Network of Universities supporting Disabilities (Red Colombiana de Universidades por la Discapacidad - RCUD): A collaborative network of higher education institutions, public and private organizations, and individuals working to improve the inclusion process of people with disabilities in higher education.
Glossary of Useful Terms
|Alumno con necesidades educativas especiales||Special needs student|
|Ayudas técnicas||Disability aid, such as a hearing-aid|
|Discapacidad física||Physical disability|
|Discapacidad intelectual||Intellectual disability|
|Discapacidad mental||Mental disability|
|Discapacidad sensorial||Sensory disability|
|Discapacidad auditiva||Hearing impairment|
|Discapacidad visual||Visual impairment|
|Educación especial||Special needs education|
|Entorno físico accesible||Accessible environment|
|Igualdad de oportunidades||Equal opportunities|
|Lengua de señas||Sign language|
|Trastorno del Espectro Autista||Autistic Spectrum Disorder|