An excellent source of information is Disability NOW. This non-profit organisation provides support, advice and assistance in English, by telephone, e-mail and online; it produces newsletters and a regular print magazine, and maintains an online resource centre, with many articles in English.
Greece has ratified most of the major international conventions in terms of access to education and employment for people with special needs and disabilities.
Students with disabilities may attend mainstream schools, although an accessible school must be found. Separate schools exist for visual and sight impaired students, and for students with other physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.
Financial support is available for the disabled through benefits and pensions.
A number of services are provided for disabled clients by the Greek Telecommunications Company (OTE). These include reduced-cost telephone sets with screen and keyboard, and an operator service for hearing impaired clients, rebates for the visually impaired and those with severe motor disabilities, and discounted Internet packages for people with severe disabilities.
For information on the different services available contact OTE:
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