124 papers selected for presentation at the 6th International Congress 'University and Disability' of Fundación ONCE

Fecha Thursday, 24 August, 2023 - 09:05


The papers, which will be presented on 26 October, come from 19 countries.

Madrid, 24 August 2023. A total of 124 papers, out of a total of 170, have been selected to be presented at the VI International Congress 'University and Disability' of the ONCE Foundation, to be held on 25, 26 and 27 October in Salamanca.

The International Congress 'University and Disability' is a meeting of experts in higher education which will be held for the first time outside Madrid and which will focus on evaluating inclusion in its different dimensions within the university environment.

In this way, proposals and ideas will be discussed on the best indicators to achieve inclusive university education in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030, especially taking into consideration goals 4.3 and 4.5, regarding equal access and elimination of inequalities, and 4.a, building and adapting accessible, diverse and inclusive environments.

The selected papers come from nine countries as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

On this basis, the papers have been divided into seven working groups, as follows:

  • Inspiring practices of inclusive universities, with 22 submissions
  • Universal accessibility, cognitive accessibility and universal design for learning and participation, with 18 submissions.
  • Regulations, Public Policies and Inclusive Education, with 20
  • Employment, entrepreneurship and professional opportunities, with 16 papers
  • Technologies applied to inclusive education: tools and experiences, with 16 papers presented.
  • Inclusive practices of students with intellectual, developmental or autistic spectrum disabilities in the university environment, with 17 papers.  
  • Educational policies and academic and vocational guidance policies to facilitate transitions to higher education, with 15

Their selection has taken into account the level of innovation, good practices, as well as models, innovative experiences and interesting research in the field of university inclusion, both at national and international level.

The VI edition of the International University and Disability Congress is aimed at students, teaching and research staff, educators, education and public policy managers, as well as all those who feel called and involved in the objective of guaranteeing equity in higher education.

It has the support and collaboration of the Secreatries of Universities, Education and Vocational Training, Social Rights and Agenda 2030, the Royal Board on Disability, the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) and the Universia Foundation.