“You take a school,
you change the conditions,
give people a different sense of
possibility…and schools that were
once bereft spring to life.”
Sir Ken Robinson,
Professor of Education
“When I was in England, I saw many people on
wheelchairs. I want to create the conditions for disabled
people in our country.”
National Program “Information Kazakhstan - 2020”
Creating the conditions for transition to an Information Society
53% of individuals use the Internet (World Bank, 2013).
More than 70 % of public infrastructure
is inaccessible to the disabled (UNDP, 2013).
630,000 persons with
disabilities (Liter, 2014).
One third of the population is involved in education,
with 4.4 million studying at different levels
and 0.4 million being educational workers
(British Council, 2012).
“Accessibility is not only railings, ramps or lifts.
This is students' relationships with the teachers.”
“Why do universities not have
the Student Disability Services?”http://www.voxpopuli.kz/post/1104
Web accessibility means that people
with disabilities can use the Web.
People with disabilities can perceive,
and interact with the Web
(World Wide Web Consortium, 2005).
Between 75% and 90% of jobs require at least some
computer use. Being online also gives people more
opportunities to search and apply for jobs
(National Housing Federation, 2013).
“I can do everything”.
A massage therapist is one of the few professions that are
available for the visually impaired students
in the college of medicine.
Many of the students would like to be an accountant,
lawyer or engineer. But they have no choice.
TOP-5 professional spheres
Labor market in Kazakhstan (HeadHunter, 2012)
“This is my computer with special voice recorder, printer and
Braille line reader.”
“Some people simply talk about providing the infrastructure
and access to technology. But we need a strategy that leads
to social inclusion using technology.”
(Wynne & Cooper, 2007)
“I never teach my pupils.
I only attempt to provide
the conditions in which
they can learn.”
Albert Einstein, Physicist.
Robinson, K. (2013). How to escape education's Death Valley.
Ministry of Transport and Communications. (2013). National Program “Information Kazakhstan - 2020”.
Weforum. (2013). The Global Competitiveness Report 2013–2014.
UNDP. (2013). Kazakhstan: A champion for people living with disabilities.
Liter. (2014). http://www.liter.kz/articles/view/44651
British Council. (2012). Education in Kazakhstan.
World Wide Web Consortium. (2005). Introduction to Web Accessibility.
National Housing Federation. (2013). Why is Digital Inclusion Important?
HeadHunter. (2012). Labor market in Kazakhstan. http://hh.kz/article/13321
Wynne, M. and Cooper, L. The Campaign for Digital Inclusion. (2007).
King, D. (1968). Training within the organization: A study of company policy and procedures for the systematic training of operators
and supervisors (p.126).
Thank you for your attention!
Daniyar Sapargaliyev, PhD
International Academy of Business, Kazakhstan