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Rótulo: Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad

Real Patronato Sobre Discapacidad, English presentation


The Royal Board on Disability (Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad) is a public institution of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality.

Its mission is to encourage prevention of impairments, rehabilitation and social integration of persons with disabilities, and to facilitate, in these fields, collaboration among entities, associations and private sector. Besides, it aims to provide support to specialists and organizations through studies, research, documentation and training.

The RPDis composed by representatives of the Ministries involved in disability issues and regional governments. Organizations representing disabled persons and their families, scientific institutions and experts, also take part in this institution. Her Majesty the Queen Reina Sofía is Honorary President of the Royal Board on Disability.


The CEDD of the Royal Board on Disability provides an specialised library to professionals, institutions and anyone interested in the field of disabilities. A set of publications is edited by the Spanish Center for Disability Documentation.

The data bank is composed by the main Spanish and international publications (books, magazines and unpublished works) related to disability and social affairs. Since 1980, the CEDD has been managed by Fundación Eguía Careaga (SIIS).

The CEDD services consist of:

  • Public library (Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 14:00 / 16:30 to 18:30; Friday 9:00 to 14:00)
  • In-house databases: Disability bibliography and Social Policy Legislation. These can also be accessed through the CEDD website.
  • Access to other international and Spanish databases.

Other tasks:

  • Information and advise on social resources and legislation
  • Video Library specialised on different aspecs of disabilites
  • Publication and distribution of the Royal Board's publications
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