Expired: Global Disabilities Summit 2022 – Side Event

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development participates in a side event at the Global Disabilities Summit 2022

Expired: Global Disabilities Summit 2022 – Side Event
Picture of two children looking at a laptop, one child is using a wheelchair. Online side-event at Global Disability Summit: ICT: Towards the inclusion of all learners. 16 February 2022. International Sign Language interpretation, closed captioning in English and French, and interpretation in English and in French are provided.

November 16 | 12:00 – 13:00 CET | 6:00 a.m. EST
ICT: Towards the Inclusion of All Learners!

This side-event at the Global Disabilities Summit 2022 aims to showcase different practices and findings from ACR GCD, Humanity and Inclusion, Save the Children and their partners, including OPDs, and convey messages and recommendations for action, bringing voices from a range of policy-makers and practitioners across different countries sharing what actually works and what is still missing. The event seeks to address the following questions:

  • What are the best practices in terms of using ICT for learners with a range of disabilities, including learners with difficulties in seeing, hearing, communicating, remembering, concentrating or with fine motor skills?
  • What key ingredients need to be in place, for ICT for learners with disabilities to be successful? What does this look like in practice? How can different actors contribute?
  • How can ICT advance inclusion in society and to what extent is ICT integrated in development policies and programming?

Representatives from UNDESA, the World Bank, the African Disability Forum, HI, and Save the Children will take the floor and bring in different expertise and perspectives. ACR GCD will be represented by USAID Center for Education Disability Inclusive Education Specialist Josh Josa, who will address what key ingredients need to be in place for ICT for learners with disabilities to be successful, what this look like in practice, and how different actors can contribute.

The event will be held in English with interpretation in French, closed captioning, and international sign language.