Glossary Term

Reasonable accommodation

In inclusive education, ensuring the right to reasonable accommodation entails a transformation in culture, policy and practice in all formal and non-formal educational environments to accommodate the differing requirements and identities of individual learners, together with a commitment to removing the barriers that impede that possibility. It involves strengthening the capacity of the education system to reach out to all learners. It focuses on the necessary and appropriate modification and adjustments where needed to ensure to persons with disabilities full and effective participation, accessibility, attendance, and achievement, especially to those who, for different reasons, are excluded or at risk of being marginalized.