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Model Policy for Inclusive ICTs in Education for Persons with Disabilities

The publication has been drafted by Amanda Watkins of the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education (www.european-agency.org) with the technical support of Axel Leblois of G3ict, on previous work from UNESCO and G3ict, as well as information collected during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +10 Review Event, February 2013, in particular the working group meetings “Towards WSIS+10 and Beyond: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Knowledge Societies”, cohosted by UNESCO and G3ict.

This document presents a Model Policy for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education for Persons with Disabilities. The focus is upon the use of ICTs to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD, 2006), specifically:
  • Article 9: Accessibility;
  • Article 21: Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information;
  • Article 24: Inclusive Education.