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United Kingdom*

General Country Information
Capital: London
Population: 61,284,806 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 33.209 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 75.565 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 9.322 million (2009)
Internet users: 48.735 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.69
World Rank 2005/2006: 10

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Independent Living Strategy
http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/odi-projects/independent-living-strategy.php

Roadmap 2025
http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/roadmap-to-disability-equality/index.php

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on United Kingdom
Download the G3ict White Paper

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Acquired Deafblindness Network
United Kingdom
http://www.adbn.org
Email:
info@adbn.org

Aspies for Freedom
United Kingdom
http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com
Email: admin@aspiesforfreedom.com
Tel: +44-870-068-7716
Fax: +44-871-504-2316

Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
42 Park Road
PE1 2UQ, Peterborough, Cambs
United Kingdom
http://www.asbah.org
Email: pauld@asbah.demon.co.uk
Tel: +44-1-733555988
Fax: +44-1-733555985

Autism Independent UK
199-205 Blandford Avenue
Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9AT
United Kingdom
http://www.autismuk.com
Email: autism@rmplc.co.uk
Tel: +44-1536-523274
Fax: +44-1536-523274

Berkshire Autistic Society
BAS, Ground Floor
197 Oxford Road
Reading, RG1 7UZ
United Kingdom
http://www.autismberkshire.org.uk
Email: contact@autismberkshire.org.uk

British Deaf Association (BDA)
Floor 10, Coventry Point
Markey Way, Coventry, CV1 1EA
United Kingdom
http://www.bda.org.uk
Email: headoffice@bda.org.uk
Tel: +44-2476550936            
TTY: +44-2476550393    
Fax. +44-2476221541

Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS)
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TN
United Kingdom
http://www.bris.ac.uk/deaf
Email: enquiries-cds@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: +44-117-954-6900
Fax: +44-117-954-6921

Cued Speech Association UK
9 Jawbone Hill
Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9RW
United Kingdom
http://www.cuedspeech.co.uk
Email: info@cuedspeech.co.uk
Tel: +44-1803-832-784
Fax: +44-1803-835-311

Deafblind International
11-13 Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park, London
United Kingdom
http://www.deafblindinternational.org
Email: secretariat@deafblindinternational.org
Tel: +44-20-7272-7881
Fax: +44-20-7272-6012

DIAL UK
St. Catherine's, mTickhill Road
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8QN
United Kingdom
http://www.dialuk.info
Email: informationenquiries@dialuk.org.uk
Tel: +44-1302-310-123
Fax: +44-1302-310-404

Headway - The Brain Injury Association
4 King Edward Court, King Edward Street
Nottingham, NG1 1EW
United Kingdom
http://www.headway.org.uk
Email: helpline@headway.org.uk
Tel: +44-115-9240800 / Helpline: +44-808-800-2244
Fax: +44-115-9584446

Inclusion International
The Rix Centre, University of East London
Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way
London, E16 2RD
United Kingdom
http://www.inclusion-international.org
Email: info@inclusion-international.org
Tel: +44-208-2237709
Fax: +44-208-2237411

Independent Living Alternatives
Trafalgar House, Grenville Place
London, NW7 3SA
United Kingdom
http://www.ilanet.co.uk
Email: enquiry@ilanet.co.uk
Tel: +44-20-8906-9265
Fax: +44-20-8959-191

National Federation of the Blind of the UK
Sir John Wilson House
215 Kirkgate, Wakefield
United Kingdom
http://www.nfbuk.org
Email: nfbuk@nfbuk.org
Tel: +44-1924-29-1313
Fax: +44-1924-20-0244

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
RNIB London office, 105 Judd Street
London, WC1H 9NE
United Kingdom
http://www.rnib.org.uk
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
Tel: +44-0303-123-9999            

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
18-20 Crucifix Lane
London, SE1 3JW
England
http://www.skill.org.uk
Email: skill@skill.org.uk
Tel: +44-20-7450-0620
Fax: +44-20-7450-0650

Transport for London Travel Information
42 50 Victoria Street
London, SW1H OTL
United Kingdom
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/transportaccessibility/1167.aspx
Email:
travinfo@tfl.gov.uk
Tel: +44-20-7222-1234
TTY: +44-20-7918-3015

United Kingdom’s Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC) - DPI National Assembly
Jaspal Dhani C/o Stratford Advice Arcade
107-109 The Grove, Stratford

London E15 1HP, United Kingdom
http://www.ukdcp.net
Email: info@ukdpc.net
Tel: +44-208-5227433