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The Independent Living Institute (ILI)

This is the website of a policy development center, in Sweden, specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity. The site includes a virtual library and interactive services for persons with disabilities. Links are available to Independent Living Columnists around the world.

Independent Living Institute, Stockholm-Johanneshov, Sweden

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