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Korea (Republic of)*

General Country Information
Capital: Seoul
Population: 48,636,068 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Presidential Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 21.325 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 45.667 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 301,270 million (2009)
Internet users: 37.476 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.80
World Rank 2005/2006: 1

*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
Third Five-Year-Plan for Policy Development for Persons with Disabilities (2008-2012)
Disability Policy Website

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on Republic of Korea
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Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Disabled Peoples' International Korea (DPIK) - DPI National Assembly
Ick Seop, Lee
16-3 GUUI-DONG GWANGGIN-GU
Seoul, Republic of Korea
http://www.dpikorea.org
Email: dpikorea@dpikorea.org
Tel: +82-2-457-0427+82-2-457-0427 / +82-2-963-2465+82-2-963-2465
Fax: +82-2-458-0429

Hanbeot
5-134 hyochang-dong, yonsan-gu
Seoul
Republic of Korea
Email: nowmove@hanmail.net
Tel: +82-2-393-0661+82-2-393-0661
Fax: +82-2-712-9063

Korean Association of the Deaf
133-834, 4fl Bora Building, 289-20
3 (sam)-dong, Seongsu 2Ga
Seoul, Seongdong-gu
Republic of Korea
http://www.deafkorea.com
Email: kdeaf@chollian.net
Tel: +82-2-461-2261+82-2-461-2261
Fax: +82-2-461-3651-2

Korea Braille Library
510-23, Amsa-dong,
Kangdong-ku,
Seoul 134-052
http://www.kbll.or.kr
Email: khyouk@gmail.com
Tel: +82-2-342674114
Fax: +82-2-34267415

Korean DAISY Consortium (KDC)
510-23 msa-dong,
Kangdong-ku 134-052,
Korea

Korea Differently Abled Federation (KODAF)
KyungLim Moon, International Affairs,
E-Room Center 4th floor, Uisadang-daero 22
Youngdeungpo-Gu, Seoul, Korea
http://www.kodaf.kr
Tel: +82-2-783-0067+82-2-783-006

Fax: +82-2-783-0069 

Korean Differently Abled Women's United
Suite 808A, Christian bldg.
136-46, Younji-dong, Chongro-ku
Seoul 110-736
Republic of Korea
http://www.kdawu.org
Email: kdawu@hanmail.net
Tel: +82-23-675-9935+82-23-675-9935
Fax: +82-23-675-9934

Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities
Second Floor of Korea Pharmaceutical Manufactures
990-2 Bangba-Dong 1
Seo Cho-Ku, 156-012
Republic of Korea
http://rikorea.or.kr/eng/ksrpd/index.html?ckattempt=1
Email: riksrpd@empal.com
Tel: +82-2-3472-3556+82-2-3472-3556
Fax: +82-2-3472-3592

Korea Welfare Foundation for the Blind
126 Sangil-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82-440-5200
Fax: +82-440-5219