Disability in Netherlands

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from Netherlands. There are a total of 11 links.


Civil Society and Community

Reducing prejudices about people with disabilities interesting to see that it doesn't approve of the simulation exercises (in Dutch, google translate makes some sense, 2022, Movisie)

Culture, Entertainment and Media

TV and Film

Never Seen “is a documentary produced by Naima Abdullahi that offers us a glimpse into the life of Nimco Hersi and shows how she navigates Dutch society as a Black deaf woman” (2023, Casco Art)

History and Memorial

Shifting terminology and confusing representations An examination of intellectual disability terminology in Dutch newspapers from 1950 to 2020 (2023, Alter)

Independent Living and Deinstitutionalization


As Cases Soar, ‘Dementia Villages’ Look Like the Future of Home Care “A new generation of treatment facilities is aiming to integrate dementia patients with the communities around them, blurring lines between home and hospital.” (2023)

Conditions in Institutions

Inspectorate sees staggering conditions in an institutional setting with abuse of clients. (In Dutch, 2023, NOS)

International Cooperation

Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development Annual Report 2022 (Link to pdf, 2023)

Mobility, Travel, Transport and Tourism

This tiny Dutch vehicle for people with disabilities is taking off: “a compact four-wheeled, two-seat microcar that's unlocking micromobility”. (2022, MIT Technology Review)

An interview about Haltebuddy: personalizing accessibility information in public transport. (2022, Amserdam Intelligence)

Policy and Rights

Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders: investigation of 39 Dutch case reports (2012–2021). “Reasons for the EAS request included social isolation and loneliness (77%), lack of resilience or coping strategies (56%), lack of flexibility (rigid thinking or difficulty adapting to change) (44%) and oversensitivity to stimuli (26%).” (2023, BJPsych Open)

Dutch amend constitution to specify gay, disabled protections. "an historic day for the disability movement". (2023, Reuters)