UNESCO launches report on accessible ICTs for students with disabilities in six languages

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNESCO launches the report, Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities, in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese.

The report summarizes the multi-stakeholder debate organized at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on 17 and 18 November 2011, which focused on challenges of, and practical solutions for, promoting personalization through technology in the classrooms for students, particularly for those with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. The report also includes a number of successful case studies and recommendations on the options for educators and students to use existing technological solutions in classrooms, and on how UNESCO ICT Competences Framework for Teachers could be applied for the capacity-building of teachers on accessibility related issues. The key recommendations on practical solutions for the use of accessible ICTs contained in the report target mainly teachers, policy makers and administrators.

This report is a result of the cooperation between UNESCO and the Microsoft Corporation.

UNESCO also thanks the Regional Centre of Studies for the Development of the Information Society located in San Paulo (Brazil), a UNESCO Category II Centre, for the translation and preparation of the Portuguese version of the report.  

The report in six languages is available online: