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Saudi Arabia*

General Country Information
Capital: Riyadh
Population: 29,207,277 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Islamic Absolute Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 4.1 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 36 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 471,217 (2009)
Internet users: 7.7 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.46
World Rank 2005/2006: 75

*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.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Ibn Um Maktoum Centre of the Handicapped Students
King Saud University, P.O. Box 5193,
Riyadh 11422, Saudi Arabia
Email: info@psrc.org.sa
Tel: +966-1-467-5584
Fax: +966-1-283-2483

Islamic World's Council of Disability and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 91409
Riyadh 11633
Saudi Arabia
http://en.icdrksa.org/
Tel: +966-1-478-0374
Fax: +966-1-478-0374

Joint Centre for Research in Prosthetics and Orthotics and Rehabilitation Programmes
P.O. Box 27240
Riyadh, 11417
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-1-4824268 / +966-1-4824275
Fax: +966-1-4822989

Medical and Rehabilitation Consultancy House
P.O. Box 91409
Riyadh 11633
Saudi Arabia
http://www.en.mrchcenter.com/

Tel: +966-1-478-0312
Fax: +966-1-478-0374

Prince Salman Center for Disability Research
P.O. Box 94682
Riyadh 11614
Saudi Arabia
http://www.pscdr.org.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx
Tel: +966-1-482-2664
Fax: +966-1-482-6164

Saudi-Bahraini Institute for the Blind
P.O. Box 33484
Bahrain
Email:
sbiblind@hotmail.com
Tel: +973-17-780818
Fax: +973-17-780786