Jordan

The following is a list of some of the organisations working in support of people with disabilities in Jordan, many of which use ICTs in their work (lifted in alphabetical order):

  • The Al Amal Al Jadid Centre for people with disabilities in Ruseifa. This is affiliated with the Social Development Ministry, has 82 specialised experts and trainers and serves around 83 children with differing disabilities.
  • The Al Dulail Women Special Education Society was established in 2003 and offers classes for people with a range of learning disabilities, educating the families of Al Dhulail village on disability and providing physiotherapy and occupational therapy for persons with persons with cerebral palsy.
  • The Al Husseineya Society for the Disabled Care and Rehabilitation was established in 2000, and seeks to diagnose, educate, train, and take care of disabled people, in addition to providing them with courses, physical therapy, and supplies.
  • The Al Roua Society for the Blind, established in 2005, with the aim of providing education, rehabilitation, training and care for blind people as well as providing early intervention services, transportation, assistance and seeking to integrate them into the community.
  • The Alsareeh Charitable Society, established in 1964 with the aim of providing education, rehabilitation, and training for persons with disabilities including hearing impairment, visual impairment, autism, and cerebral palsy.
  • The Altaybeh Aljanoubeyah Society for People with Special Needs (Petra District), established in 2004, offers educational classes for persons with disabilities, physiotherapy for those with cerebral palsy or physical disabilities, rehabilitation and training for people with disabilities, and programs to raise awareness among local communities.
  • The Bani Hameedah Villages Social Development Society, which was established in 1975 as a multi-purpose charitable society to assist poor families, university and school students, the disabled and persons with learning difficulties.
  • The Cerebral Palsy Foundation was established in 1977, and provides care for children with cerebral palsy.
  • The Cumestair Initiative which aims to include people with disabilities in public life through volunteering.
  • The Massar Initiative aims to encourage facilitated tourism for people with disabilities in Jordan.
  • The work of Mobililty International USA (MIUSA) funded by USAID, which has focused on helping the government of Jordan to put in place measures to include people with disabilities in developing Jordan’s tourism sector, focusing especially on enhancing accessibility in hotels and restaurants.
  • The Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Club for the Deaf and Mute was established in 1986 and aims to provide cultural, social, sports and charity services to the deaf, to boost the self-esteem of the deaf community of Jordan. It also provides professional and educational projects for persons with hearing impairment and seeks to reduce the percentage of deaf girls that remain unmarried.

[These resources were collated during joint research with David Banes and Akber Gardezi on behalf of the inter-Islamic Network on IT in 2017 and 2018]

Please contact us should any of the above organisations no longer be operating, or if new ones should be added to this list.

Last updated May 2018

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