WES 2012 - School Education Track: Assistive Technology & Life Skills Education... - Dr Uma Tuli
Dr Uma Tuli, Founder, Amar Jyoti School
Speaker at: World Education Summit 2012
Date: 23-24 July, 2012
Venue: Le Meridien, New Delhi
Brief: Today when we talk about technology, we are forgetting about people with disability. Our perception should be to consider the ways to develop assistive technology for making inclusive education a reality. We introduce so many things, but when we do not look at its accessibility then the work is half done. We have to look at education with the holistic approach, for making vocational training a part of the curriculum. We should have structured sports and cultural activities for the disabled children.
The philosophy of inclusive education rests on the idea of providing equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of the fact that the person is with or without disability. In life skills education, we need appropriate policies that will lead to development of resources, training, support services, reasonable accommodation, holistic approach and a barrier free environment. We need the involvement of parents, as well as learners, teachers, decision makers and advocates.
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