National commission for persons with disability

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National commission for persons with disability

  1. 1. Lifelong Learning andPersons with DisabilityAnne-Marie Callusamcallus@knpd.org
  2. 2. UN Convention on theRights of Persons withDisabilitiesArticle 24Education
  3. 3. 1. States Parties recognize the right of personswith disabilities to education. . . . States Partiesshall ensure an inclusive education system at alllevels and life long learning directed to:(a) The full development of human potential andsense of dignity and self-worth, and thestrengthening of respect for human rights,fundamental freedoms and human diversity;(b) The development by persons with disabilities oftheir personality, talents and creativity, as well astheir mental and physical abilities, to their fullestpotential;(c) Enabling persons with disabilities to participateeffectively in a free society.
  4. 4. 3. States Parties shall enable persons withdisabilities to learn life and social developmentskills to facilitate their full and equal participationin education and as members of the community.5. States Parties shall ensure that persons withdisabilities are able to access general tertiaryeducation, vocational training, adult educationand lifelong learning without discrimination andon an equal basis with others. To this end, StatesParties shall ensure that reasonableaccommodation is provided to persons withdisabilities.
  5. 5. Equal Opportunities(Persons with Disability)Act 2000(Cap 413)
  6. 6. (1) A person shall be discriminating against anotherperson on the grounds of disability . . . if:(a) . . . he treats . . . a person who has a disability lessfavourably than . . . a person who does not havesuch a disability; or(b) he treats . . . a person less favourably on the basisof a characteristic that appertains generally topersons who have such a disability . . .. . . the fact that different accommodation and, or,services may be required by the person with adisability shall in no case be deemed as constitutingcircumstances which are materially different.
  7. 7. Access to MainstreamLifelong LearningOpportunitiesPhysical accessAccess to printed informationAccess to spoken communicationLearning supportPractical issues such as transport
  8. 8. Specialist Courses(Examples)ICT and Braille for visually impaired personsSign language and lip reading courses for deafpeopleCourses with content adapted for people withintellectual disabilityTeaching methods adapted for people withintellectual disability
  9. 9. CertificationCertification of practical skillsRating and recognition ofachievements below Level 1.
  10. 10. CertificationCertification of practical skillsRating and recognition ofachievements below Level 1.

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