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All are invited to attend an upcoming free webinar sponsored by the Web Accessibility Group (WAG<http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Main_Page>) for Higher Education.
Topic: Globally Defining Inclusive Education: Why we need a Global Inclusive Education Standard
Date: Wednesday October 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm (ET)
Presenter: Karen McCall, M.Ed. of Karlen Communications
This session will address the need for equitable access to higher education, where accessible education would be the international norm. A fascinating conversation on globally inclusive education with the Canadian delegate to several ISO committees.
There are three converging events that require us to start thinking about and planning for a global inclusive education standard:
1. More countries are ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
2. The UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 include Goal 4 which is Education and Goal 4.5 which identifies inclusive education.
3. We live in a global community with increasingly global educational and employment opportunities.
If we fail to identify a baseline of inclusive education, we fail those of us with disabilities and the global community.
Login (and Recording) information available on the WAG Homepage, under WAG Monthly Meetings<http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Main_Page>.
Please feel free to share this announcement with others at your location.
Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group (WAG<http://www.amacusg.gatech.edu/wag/Main_Page>) for Higher Education
Coordinator and Accessibility Specialist
AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology | College of Design
512 Means Street | Suite 250 | Atlanta, GA 30318