Disability-inclusive Education

Glossary Term

Disability-inclusive Education

Disability-inclusive education means ensuring that physical, attitudinal and financial barriers do not inhibit learners with disabilities from participating in education. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 24, emphasizes the right to inclusive education and prohibits disability-based discrimination in education. Achieving quality disability-inclusive education depends on: Requiring minimum standards of accessibility for all schools, including in emergency settings; Investing in teacher training that will equip all teachers to respond to diversity in the classroom and disability inclusion in particular; Ensuring that learning materials/resources are available in accessible formats and are easily adaptable; Investing in assistive technology and devices for children with disabilities, Ensuring the involvement of Disabled People's Organisations in Education planning and monitoring.