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A short comparison of the concepts of Universal Design, Design for All, and Inclusive Design. The textprovides further links to the Design for All Foundation, to a Universal Design Handbook, an an Inclusive Design Research Centre. The text is part of the "Inclusive Design Toolkit" of the University of Cambridge. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

A short overview over the concepts of Universal Design compared to the Design for All, including further links. The text is only available in German. You can find an English article here (access is subject to a fee). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

This article is in German only. But for English readers, the list of different concepts of Universal Design in Pedagogy (p. 9) can be interesting too, as the designs themselves have English names and a reference to literature is given. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Accessibility is one of the Areas of Action of the "Telecommunication Standardization Sector" of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU is "a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for all matters related to information and communication technologies". DCAD\'s aim is to "ensure that ICT accessibility is included in the [ITU] key debates around [...]

"The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), (...), is to define, promote, improve, and diversify the accessibility profession globally through certification, education, and networking in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content, services, and environments." The website provides many resources, e.g. webinars, [...]

GAATES deals with both digital inclusion and accessibility in (analogue) public spaces and built environments. The website provides information on projects and resources created by GAATES, such as various guides for creating inclusive digital tools, websites, etc. In addition, GAATES offers global news on inclusion and accessibility (both analogue and digital) on a separate [...]

The "Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index" (DARE Index) is published by the The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs ( G3ict). The website linked here provides a lot of resources and background information on the index. Among others, you will find the index and its predecessor published since 2008, country profiles, top performing countries, the progress made by [...]

G3ict develops policies, standards and technical resources for inclusive ICTs together with United Nations agencies. It engages in institutional advocacy, provides training and certification and organises an annual summit. You will find a lot of information on these tasks on their website. Furthermore, you will find an Open Access publications\' section (among others, G3ict [...]

international; United Kingdom
"Digital technologies have transformed daily life. Yet capacity for producing accessible digital tools and services has not kept pace with demand, exacerbating digital exclusion for disabled people and older people.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides a list of tools that help evaluate Web accessibility. As there are different definitions of accessibility in different countries, you can filter country specific accessibility guidelines, among others. W3C was created in 1994 as a membership organisation that seeks to standardise techniques in the World Wide Web. [Abstract: [...]

"Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities (...) Following these guidelines will also often make Web content more usable to users in general." They were published by the World Wide Web [...]

The author of the blog compiles information on Web Accessibility laws and policies in more than 20 countries worldwide. For each country you will find information on the respective discrimination law/policy (because of disability) and on laws/policies concerning communication etc. The name of the law is mentioned and the author gives a short comment. Unfortunately, there are [...]

United Kingdom
The Imperial College London\'s project is first of all meant to help making the College\'s own websites more accessible according to a UK regulation as of 2018 on accessibility within public sector bodies. Nonetheless, the tips and guides compiled by the College can also help others in making their websites more accessible and inclusive. You will find links to the regulation [...]

The EU project "Digital Accessibility" provides six different quizzes that deal with accessible digital platforms and tools. The quizzes address different stakeholders that create, develop, design, implement or evaluate digital content. One more quiz addresses interested people in general and tests basic knowledge about digital accessibility. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

"The project aims to develop specialized digital accessibility training and accessible e-learning platform to improve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of diverse groups of key stakeholders. The training follows web accessibility standards and enables website developers, designers, managers, and others to respond to the needs of visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The research chair "Disability, Education and Digital Technologyl" is a project by the "research group on Disability, Accessibility, Educational and School Practices" (Grhapes). Grhapes, for its part, is the research unit of the French "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching"(INSHEA). The [...]

Quality Matters (QM) is an international network of more thn 1500 organisations in more than 25 countries worldwide. It deals with questions of quality control and management of digital educational resources. We link to a White Paper Series published by QM on digital accessibility and inclusion. The series shares the results of a 2019 survey conducted aming QM member [...]

The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) was founded in 1983. It aims at improving the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs. ISAAC’s goal is to create worldwide awareness about how AAC can support individuals without speech. ISAAC accomplishes this by sharing information and promoting innovative approaches [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The "Observatory for Adapted Digital Resources" (Orna) was created in November 2007 by the Digital Education Department of the French Ministry of National Education. The "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching" (INSHEA) is in charge of Orna. Orna\'s task is to identify, analyse and evaluate [...]

Central America; Latin America; South America
With its portal SIETAL (information system on educational trends in Latin America), the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) provides information on inclusion and educational justice. You will find the original documents of political measures and legal regulations concerning inclusion and educational justice for all countries in Latin America. In [...]

Central America; Latin America; South America; Caribbean
The online library of the "Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean" (CEPAL / ECLAC) of the United Nations provides information on "Disability and Social Inclusion" in this research guide (available only in Spanish). The site lists links to publications, data, statistics, reports and more. The information is divided into the following categories: * ECLAC and [...]

Latin America
[The English article is not available in Open Access. Nevertheless, you can find a Spanish version free of access and free of charge] This artcile provides a comparative analysis of inclusive education in different countries in Latin America (as of 2009). The analysis is based on a series of documents published as part of the 48. International Conference on Education by [...]

Starting in 2020, this new website by Unesco provides education profiles of countries worldwide with a focus on the respective themes of the Global Education monitoring Report (GEM Report). The first theme is inclusion. Forthcoming themes include equitable finance and provision and regulation of non-state actors in education, the latter of which is the theme of the 2021 GEM [...]

Latin America; South America
This is a list of results from the World Bank\'s publications\' database / repository. The publications are available in open access and for free. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Extensive information page by the United Nations on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The page provides the following resources: > Conference of States Parties to the CRPD > Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities > Ratifications and Signatures of the CRPD and Optional Protocol > Map of Signatures and [...]

Central America; Latin America; South America; Spain
"Riberdis (Repositorio IBERoamericano sobre DIScapacidad) is an Iberian-American repository for literature on disability. It summarizes and disseminates the scientific production generated in Latin America and Spain on subjects related to disability, in a digital format and in free access. Riberdis is managed by the Spanish Centre for Disability Documentation (CEDD), [...]

Central America; Latin America; South America
The "Regional Observatory for Inclusive Education" tracks and documents the status and development of inclusive education in Latin America. The website offers extensive information and resources. You can view them either by category or by country. The categories of observation include: data and statistics, laws, policies, practices, materials, publications, news, and more. [...]

Central America; Latin America; South America
The pdf document lists Latin American organisations that focus on inclusive education and/ or children with disabilities. The list is sorted by country. It is provided by the Argentinian non-governmental "Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)" (Association for Civil Rights). [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Central America; Latin America; South America
The "Regional Network for Inclusive Education (RREI)" is a coalition of Latin American organisations of and for people with disabilities that aim at promoting inclusive education. The website provides a list of all member organisations in Latin America, information on the status of inclusion in the respective countries, information on actions, webinars, important documents and [...]

Latin America; Caribbean
The Spanish pdf document linked here lists all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that ratified the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" (CRPD). You will find the date of the signature and the date of the ratification - of the convention and the optional protocol. Countries that are not listed didn\'t sign the convention as of November 2017 [...]

Latin America
This English Wikipedia article is based on Chapter 3. "Inclusive Education 2030: Issues and implications for Latin America". In: Youth and changing realities. Rethinking secondary education in Latin America (2017). It gives a short overview over the following aspects of inclusive education in latin America: 1 Combining traditional programmes with new approaches 2 Focusing [...]

Although this text is in German, it also provides some interesting links to English information about inclusion in Turkey as well as links and names of important Turkish institutions in this field. The Google Translator translates well enough so that you can understand the basic facts and follow the interesting links and institutions on their own website. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) reviews the states that signed the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The respective countries are asked to show their development in implementing the convention. The table shows which countries get reviewed in which period of time. You first have to filter the data of the table to [...]

The Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) was founded in 1999 at the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, the network has more than 300 institutional members in about 40 countries. SAR aims at providing refuge for scholars who face discrimination, censorship, intimidation, or violence in their home countries. The website provides information for scholars who seek support as well as [...]

This Unesco and European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education project (2010-2011) was meant to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals. "The specific objective was to increase the institutional capacity of Yogyakarta provincial and district education authorities to implement and increase the quality of inclusive education in the province." The project site [...]

Fact Sheet of the International Labor Organization ILO (as of July 2013) on inclusion in Indonesia. You can find a somewhat newer version of the fact sheet (as of December 2013), but which has slightly less content. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

This article of Jan-Mar 2015 provides an overview of the situation of people with disabilities in Indonesia. The publishing platform "Inside Indonesia" is run by Australian researchers with an interest in Indonesia. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Indonesia Mengajar is a programme founded in 2010 by Indonesian Minister for Education Anies Baswedan (since 27.10.2014). Young students in education or young teachers get recruited to teach in some rural and remote areas of Indonesia for some time. The programme is based on the expreience that remote areas often lack good teachers who don\'t want to teach in these areas for [...]

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) consists of more than 11,500 individual members and 130 partner organizations in 170 countries. You will find well-known organisations like UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, World Vision or Save the Children among the members. The website provides ample information on activities, projects, on current thematic areas and focus [...]

The English website only provides a short introduction to the work of the Foundation: "The Vamlas Foundation is the one of the oldest disability organizations in Finland, founded in 1889 by a teacher, Vera Hjelt. She and her colleagues wanted to promote learning and working opportunities of children and youth with disabilities and the Foundation first consisted of a school and [...]

Israel; Palestinian Autonomous Areas
This analyses of the special education situation of the Arab people living in Israel is only available in Hebrew. Nevertheless, the automatic Google-translation can give you some first ideas about the topic. At the end of the first page, you will find a table of contents leading to more chapters. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The website of the Unesco Office in Ramallah provides a short overview over its activities and its programme for inclusive education. According to its goal of "Education for All - EFA" inclusion is not merely defined as including children with disabilities but as including all children "regardless of their gender, abilities, disabilities, backgrounds and circumstances". [...]

The summary report (2013) was compiled on behalf of the European Commission, to assess the learning situation of adults who are excluded from learning situations because of being imprisoned. Important aspects concern the reduction of costs of crime, rehabilitation and employability, improving skills levels. The report also covers EU initiatives as well as focusing on specific [...]

Europe; Austria; Belgium; Finland; Germany; Netherlands; Norway; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom
An overview of national and regional strategies in the given countries concerning the use of e-learning in prisons, published within the framework of the LICOS project (Learning Infrastructures for Correctional Services), funded by the EU.

A compilation of projects that received support from the European Union during the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) targeting education in prison environments.

Israel; international
The website provides an overview over Science Education at the well known Weizmann Institute of Science. The Davidson Institute of Science Education focusses on teaching and transder. Amongst others, it runs a museum, the Clore Garden of Science, as well as the PERACH Tutoring and Mentoring Project for disadvantaged children. The Department of Science Teaching focusses [...]

IEA is a project of UNESCO in co-operation with the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education. The website provides the fulltext of the "UNESCO policy guidelines on inclusion in education" in different languages, a glossary and abbreviation list for concepts and termes in the field of inclusion, as well as Best Practice examples from different continents, for [...]

Europe; France; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom
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"[ANED] was created by the European Commission in December 2007.DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission [...] to support policy development in collaboration with the Commission\'s Disability Unit. Its philosophy and aims support the objectives of European disability policy towards the goal of full participation and equal opportunities for all disabled [...]

Unesco main website about the issue of inclusion in education. On the right hand side, you will find publications, guidelines, toolkits and "Ten questions on inclusive education". On the left hand side, there are introduction to different groups that traditionally suffer from exclusion (Roma Children, Street Children, Child Workers, People with Disabilities, Indigenous People, [...]

The Salamanca Statement was a result of the "World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Quality, Salamanca, Spain, 7-10 June 1994". It is a major international policy document, outlining the global consensus on the needs for educational reform and the policies and strategies needed to include disabled children in the education system. The document is available [...]

´´The Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) was established in 2003 as a non-profit autonomous institute. [...] IIDS is amongst the first research organisations in India that focuses specifically on the development concerns of marginalised and socially excluded groups who suffered from social exclusion. [...] These groups include former untouchables or Dalits, Tribes, [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education was founded in 1909. Amongst others, it has a focus on gender and education. Furthermore, people are working on areas as diverse as the sociology of childhood, psychology, gender & education, the history of education, education & disadvantage, curriculum design & development, children\'s literature, teachers and teaching, philosophy of education, [...]

German language article of the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger about the French debate on the planned educational reform under President Hollande and Minister for Education Peillon (2012/2013).

The European Prison Education Association is an organisation made up of prison educators, administrators, governors, researchers and other professionals whose interests lie in promoting and developing education and related activities in prisons throughout Europe in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe. EPEA is recognised by the Council of Europe as a [...]

Bolivia; Argentina
The University Extension Network: Univerisities towards the Integration of Frontiers (REUNIF) is a non-profit organisation founded by the Argentinian universities Universidad Nacional de Jujuy and Universidad Nacional de Salta as well as the Bolivian university Universidad Autónoma de Juan Misael Saracho de Bolivia. It is a dynamic network of the universities of Argentina [...]

The Association of Parents and Friends of Autistics (ASPAUT) is a private, non-profit corporation, which orientates its actions on the improvement of the quality of life of autistics through education and therapy services as well as on the support of families and involved persons of those who are concerned with autistic spectrum disorder. ASPAUT is the largest association of [...]

The objective of the Dysphasia Corporation of Chile: Yo puedo comunicar (YPC) is to support children and youth so that they can have an efficient education and that they can include themselves in society.

United States
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and [...]

France; international; Europe
FICE Europe was founded by member countries of the Council of Europe in 1997, October 9th in Erfurt (Germany) having the agreement and support of the Federal Council of FICE International. It’s full name is: Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives – Europe (FICE Europe) The aims of FICE Europe are: Defending, representing and promoting the Rights of [...]

Uganda; Kenya; Congo; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Thailand; Philippines
CO-OPERAID is a non-profit, politically and confessionally independent humanitarian Swiss association with its headquarters in Zurich. The association was founded in 1981. CO-OPERAID is active in the field of education and professional education. Its projects help impoverished children and young people in a current total of seven countries in Africa and Asia: Uganda, Kenya, [...]

Buea school for the Deaf is a boarding school for deaf children. It was opened in 2003 and placed under the authorisation of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Its objectives are to provide formal education programs that foster the moral, intellectual, physical and social development of deaf children and youths, to promote the effective integration of deaf children and youths [...]

The objectives of the Goodness and Mercy Missions (GMM) are the support of disadvantaged people in Cameroonian communities, the supply of education programs which allow youths to enter adult life successfully as well as the fostering of equality for women, the supply of community leadership trainings and the dissemination of the teachings of Christianity.

The Austrian Institute for Adult Education is a research and development organisation and a consulting agency focusing on adult education and lifelong learning. The focuses of its activities include: regionalisation of education (learning regions); general aspects of adult education such as environmental education, political education, health education, etc.; developing [...]

Tajikistan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
This OECD publication published in 2009 reviews the current state of education policies for children with special education needs and those with disabilities in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. It offers an overview of the respective country backgrounds, education systems and relevant legislation, and takes a critical look at access to education for what is [...]

The UNESCO International Bureau of Integration in 2007 carried out a workshop on Inclusive Education in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The full text summarizes the results for Moldova. The first part presents the Moldovian discourse on Inclusive Education. The second part presents Inclusive Policies and Strategies, wheras the third part describes corresponding examples and [...]

Ivory Coast
The Ivorian agency Agefop operates in the field of professional education and promotion. It addresses unemployed, handicapped, and people without a school education to support them in finding an opportunity to get a better professional qualification by continuing education or retraining. Therefore, the Agefop offers on its website information about its current projects and [...]

The Insight web base on schools and information and communication technology (ICT) provides this country report on the integration of ICT into the school and education system in Italy. Priority is given to the description of educational reform bills and to programmes and projects. While current educational reform has led to an extension of compulsory education, thus including [...]

The VSO is one of the oldest and largest networks of volunteers operating worldwide twowards reducing poverty and inequality. While it also offers volunteer projects involving young people, it mainly cooperatees with experienced, highly qualified professionals.

United Kingdom
Teach First combines excellent initial teacher training with volunteer coaching, networking opportunities and a bespoke leadership development programme. By giving exceptional graduates the opportunity to teach and make a difference in the most challenged schools, we are equipping tomorrow's leaders in all fields with the motivation, skills and understanding to address [...]

INASP's work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries. INASP responds to their national priorities for: capacities to use, create, manage and communicate scholarly information and knowledge via appropriate ICTs, access to national and international scholarly information and knowledge. National, [...]

The ministry´s internet portal provides information on family and children policies and back to education programmes for social welfare customers.

The ABF´s (the Workers´ Educational Association) operations are based on ideas of democracy, diversity, justice and equality. Their goal is for people to study together and form an opinion on key social issues in order to influence their own situations, and to be able to influence local and global developments. To meet this objective the ABF supports the implementation of [...]

"Priority education" is a French focus programme in educational policy that has its origins in the 1980ies and that led to the socalled "priority education areas" (ZEP). The aim of the programme was a greater equity in educational opportunities, especially for socially disadvantaged children. The official website for this programme provies background information on the [...]

The Observatory Centre for Educational Development is a research office at Corvinus University of Budapest dedicated to the development of the education sector. Our top-priority areas of research include: information analysis related to VET/ adult education (financing, management, social and economic benefits); initial and continuing training of teachers and school leaders; [...]

The main objective of the agency is to work towards the creation of a coherent and permanent framework for extended European co- operation in the field of special needs education. Its main tasks are to collect, process and distribute information about new and innovative measures in the field of special needs education as well as to initiate research and distribute research [...]

The LDAC is a national, non-profit voluntary organization. It is dedicated to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities. There is a Learning Disabilities Association in each province and territory of Canada and from these extends a network of chapters in more than 140 communities across the [...]

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