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Thailand*

General Country Information
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 66,404,688 (July 2010 est.)
Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentry Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 7.024 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 62 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1.231 million (2009)
Internet users: 16.1 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.43
World Rank 2005/2006: 82

*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 National Plan on Quality of Life Development of Persons with Disabilities (2007–2011)
http://www.nep.go.th/upload/modDocument/tn-23-227.pdf

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

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Association of Blind Women in Thailand (ABWT)
94/4 Moo 13 Sihaburanukit Road
Khwang Minburi, Khet Min-Buri
Bangkok 10500
Thailand
Email: abwt@tab.or.th
Tel: +662-517-5129
Fax: +662-517-5129

Council of Disabled People of Thailand (DPIT) - DPI National Assembly
Mr. Suppacheep Didthad,
Room No 7-8, 3rd
Floor, APCD Building
255 Rajvithi Rd, Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Email: cpdtthailand@gmail.com
Tel: +662-354-4260-1              
Fax: +662-354-4260-1

Disabled People's International - DPI Asia/Pacific Regional Office
92 Phaholyothin 5 Road, Samsennai, Phayathai
Bangkok 10400
Thailand
http://www.dpiap.org
Email: saowalak@dpiap.org
Tel: +662-2712123 / +662-2712124

Foundation for the Employment Promotion of the Blind
Email: pecharat@gmail.com
Tel: +662-678-063
Fax: +662-678-0765

Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons
195/197 Ban Tanawan, Moo 8,
Tambon Sanpheeseu, Amphur Muang
50300 Chiang Mai
Thailand
http://disabled.infothai.com
Email: assist@loxinfo.co.th
Tel: +66-053-852172
Fax: +66-053-240935

National Association of the Deaf in Thailand (NADT)
144/9 Moo Ban Thitiporn
Pattanakarn 29
Bangkok 10250
Thailand
Email: nadtthai@ksc.th.com
TTY: +662-717-1902
Fax: +662-717-1904

Thailand Association of the Blind
85/1-2 Soi Boonyoo Dindaeng Road
Samsennai, Prayathai
Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Email: mbuntan@gmail.com
Tel: +662-246-3835
Fax: +662-245-9846

Thailand Caulfield Foundation for the Blind
1424/268, Prachasongkhroa 16 Rd
Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +662-276-1141
Fax: +662-275-3104