Accessible Transportation

Access to public transportation is one of the biggest issues for people with disabilities in our century. Without accessible transportation, many people with disabilities simply cannot get to school or the workplace, hindering their full participation in society. Accessibility features in public transportation benefit non-disabled people too. A few examples include: A lift or ramp… Continue reading Accessible Transportation

Human Rights Instruments for Children with Disabilities

Introduction Children with disabilities face discrimination and accessibility barriers both related to their disability and also related to their age. Many programs meant to benefit children are inaccessible for children with disabilities. Meanwhile, programs meant to benefit people with disabilities may not meet the needs of children with disabilities. Protecting the human rights of children… Continue reading Human Rights Instruments for Children with Disabilities

Enabling Education Network

The Enabling Education Network (EENET) is an information-sharing network focused on inclusive education. The network includes teachers, parents, students, non-governmental organizations, policy-makers, and more. It promotes and shares information and documents, most of it originated in developing countries. They encourage critical thinking, innovation, and conversations within and between countries on inclusion, equity, and rights in… Continue reading Enabling Education Network

Parent Empowerment

Introduction Parent participation in the education of children with disabilities is a core concept of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. civil rights law that requires schools to meet the educational needs of children with disabilities. IDEA recognizes that family involvement has a profound influence on how children do in school and… Continue reading Parent Empowerment

Best Practices: Making Education Transitions Inclusive

The report Education Transition for Children with Disabilities in Armenia by an Armenian non-governmental organization (Bridge of Hope) examines the importance of supporting children, particularly children with disabilities, during education transition. Children experience big transitions when they move from home or pre-school to primary school; primary school to secondary school; or secondary school to tertiary education (e.g.… Continue reading Best Practices: Making Education Transitions Inclusive

Inclusive Education Toolkit: Armenia

This toolkit guides trainers in training recipients to enhance the quality of disability inclusive education. It can be used by trainers who train parents, professors, school teachers, politicians, disabled people, and other stakeholders about disability inclusive education. Although this content is primarily meant to be used in Armenia, it may be feasible to adapt some… Continue reading Inclusive Education Toolkit: Armenia