Glossary Term

Disability-inclusive education

Disability-inclusive education means ensuring that informational, environmental, physical, attitudinal, and financial barriers do not inhibit learners with disabilities from participating in education. Achieving quality disability-inclusive education in emergency and crisis-affected contexts depends on

  1. Requiring all schools and facilities to meet minimum standards of accessibility, including in emergency settings;
  2. Investing in teacher training that will equip all teachers to respond to diversity in the classroom and disability inclusion in particular;
  3. Ensuring that teaching and learning materials/resources are available in accessible formats and are easily adaptable for specific types of disabilities;
  4. Investing in assistive technology and devices for children with disabilities, and
  5. Ensuring the involvement of Organizations of persons with disabilities in education planning and monitoring.