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:

  • Requiring all schools and facilities to meet minimum standards of accessibility, 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 teaching and learning materials/resources are available in accessible formats and are easily adaptable for specific types of disabilities
  • Investing in assistive technology and devices for children with disabilities
  • Ensuring the involvement of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in education planning and monitoring