190 PAPER PROPOSALS SUBMITTED FOR THE 4TH CONGRESS OF UNIVERSITY AND DISABILITY

190 PAPER PROPOSALS SUBMITTED FOR THE 4TH CONGRESS OF UNIVERSITY AND DISABILITY

July 10, 2018 - 07:00

After the closure of the deadline for submission of paper proposals for the International Congress of University and Disability, 190 proposals in total were received from 14 countries worldwide. More precisely, the proposals arrived from Spain, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela. The papers tackle a wide range of issues regarding inclusive education, disability, accessibility, technologies, frameworks, etc.

Almost half of proposals are related to good practices of inclusive Universities, which can be taken as a proof of a continuous progress made in this area during the past years. Moreover, other relevant issues and research projects are addressed, regarding areas such as digital learning tools, services related to the cognitive accessibility, teaching staff training, digital skills, knowledge transfer, etc.

From this moment, the Scientific Committee begins its evaluation of the received proposals and will continue with the final selection of papers that will be presented at the Congress in different working groups during the morning of November 16. The working groups are formed according to the following areas: good practices of inclusive Universities, universal accessibility, employment and possibilities of employment: the transition from University to working place, handling diversity, regulatory frameworks, evaluation and University quality and scientific and technological advances for inclusion.

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