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Challenges People of Determination face in Higher Education 17 Nov 2019 Dubai Future Accelerators Emirates Towers – Dubai

Summary

Zayed University

PRESENTATION

Challenges People of Determination face in Higher Education

Asmaa Almenhali

Team Member of The Arts of Determination Campaign

DISCUSSION

  • What are the challenges being faced by Students of Determination in universities?
  • What are the challenges being faced by the faculty regarding inclusive education in universities?
  • How to ensure the best support by the accessibility centers at universities?
  • How to effectively create inclusive environments that encourage students of determination to engage in various university activities?
  • How to change the fixed mindsets and traditional ways in which societies perceive people of determination?
 
 
 

Solutions

  • Provide mandatory training for faculty while focusing on the fundamentals of inclusive education
  • Applying the Universal Design Principals to ensure that universities are accessible to everyone (Enforcing the UAE Accessibility code on educational institutions)
  • Inclusion of the art of dealing with people of determination and sign language in one of the mandatory courses in universities
  • Development of an evaluation scheme to monitor the quality of services provided by the accessibility centres at universities
  • Bind universities to create and enforce a clear inclusive policy
 
 
 

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