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Germany*

General Country Information
Capital: Berlin
Population:
82,282,988 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 51.5 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 107.245 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 23.796 million (2009)
Internet users: 61.973 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.66
World Rank 2005/2006: 19

*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
National Plan of Action of the Federal Government for the implementation of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2011-2021)
Disability Policy Website

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

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Bundersarbeltsgemeinschaft Hilfe für Behinderte e.V (BAGH) (German Working Party for Persons with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases)
Kirchfeldstrasse 149
Dusseldorf 40215
Germany
http://www.bag-selbsthilfe.de
Email: info@bag-selbsthilfe.de
Tel: +49-211-31006-0
Fax: +49-211-31006-48

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft fur Rehabilitation (BAR)
Walter-Kolb Strasse 9-11
Frankfurt (Main) 60594
Germany
http://www.bar-frankfurt.de
Email: info@BAR-Frankfurt.de
Tel: +49-6960-50-180
Fax: 49-6960-50-1829

German Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People
Runge Strasse 19
10179 Berlin
Germany
http://www.dbsv.org
Email: info@absv.de
Tel: +49-30-8-95880
Fax: +49-30-8-958899

Deutsche Vereinigung für die Rehabilitation Behinderter e. V. (German Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled)
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 9
Heidelberg 69117
Germany
http://www.dvfr.de
Email: info@dvfr.de
Tel: +49-62-212-5485
Fax: +49-62-211-66009

Deutscher Gerhörlosen-bund (German Federation of the Deaf)
Am Zirkus 4
10117 Berlin
Germany
http://www.gehoerlosen-bund.de
Email: info@gehoerlosen-bund.de
Tel: +49-89-9926-98-95
Fax: +49-89-9926-98-895

Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland e.V. - DPI National Assembly
Dinah Radtke
Krantorweg 1
13503 Berlin
Germany
Email: dinah.radtke@zsl-erlangen.de
Tel: +49-9131-205022
Fax: +49-9131-207351

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Adenauerallee 212-214, 53113 Bonn
Germany

http://www.paralympic.org/
Email: info@paralympic.org
Tel: +49-228-2097-200
Fax: +49-228-2097-209

Kompetenzzentrum Barrierefrei Planen und Bauen (Center for Barrier Free Planning and Construction)
A 42 Sekr
17th Street Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany
http://www.kompetenzzentrum-barrierefrei.de
Email: barrierefrei@ifg.tu-berlin.de
Tel: +49-30-314-25-011
Fax: +49-30-314-29-651

MOVADO
Berliner Str. 40/41
10715 Berlin
Germany
http://www.movado.de
Email: berlin-brandenburg@vdk.de
Tel: +49-30-86-4910-0
Fax: +49-30-86-4910-20

Netzwerk der Rollstuhlfahrer e.V.
Ricarda - Huch - Weg 5
79539 Lörrach
Germany
http://www.rollinetzwerk.de
Email: irena@rollinetzwerk.de
Tel: +49-7621-13010-59

Politische Interessenvertretung behinderter Frauen (Political Protection of Interests of Handicapped Women)
Kolnische Str 99
Kassel D-34119
Germany
http://www.weibernetz.de
Email: info@weibernetz.de
Tel: +49-561-72-885-85
Fax: +49-561-72-885-53