Self-Help Associations / Additional Services


Federal association for people with disabilities / Bundesverband für Menschen mit Behinderung ÖZIV (Österreichweite zukunftsorientierte Interessenvertretung): (in German)

Accessibility: Implementation tips for companies, WKO Austria: (in German)

Association for the blind and visually impaired in Austria (in German):


Aktion Mensch: (in German)

Artemisia e.V. - Inclusion for All is a Berlin-based association for people with or without disabilities and their families, especially of Italian and German-Italian origin, as well as professional helpers in disability care. More about the association in German and Italian: (in German and Italian)

German Deaf Association / Deutscher Gehörlosen-Bund e.V.: (in German)

German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired / Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband e.V. (DBSV): (in German)

German Disability Council - the action alliance of German disability associations / Deutscher Behindertenrat (DBR) - das Aktionsbündnis deutscher Behindertenverbände: (in German)

The Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe defines itself as a self-help association, parents', professional and supporting association for people with intellectual disabilities and their families / Die Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe: (in German)

Wahrsmannshof - Natur- und Umweltbildung am Reeser Meer gGmbH: Training courses for nature and landscape guides. On request - informative training material, with special attention to the visually impaired and blind (in German):


Hungary4all - a Hungarian organisation offering barrier free tours but also consultancy on barrier free access: (in English, German, Hungarian)


ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and the Social Inclusion of the Disabled (English, Spanish):


Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB):

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