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Building inclusive societies for persons with disabilities

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  • Role of ICT's for Persons with Disabilities International Conference
  • Role of ICT's for Persons with Disabilities International Conference

The “Building inclusive societies for persons with disabilities” community provides a unique opportunity for strategic debate and action oriented partnerships among various stakeholders such as persons with disabilities, practitioners,...

The “Building inclusive societies for persons with disabilities” community provides a unique opportunity for strategic debate and action oriented partnerships among various stakeholders such as persons with disabilities, practitioners, decision and policy makers, researchers, civil society, industry and UN system organizations as well as any individual who is interested in building inclusive education systems and knowledge societies for persons with disabilities.

The Knowledge community is an open virtual space established for the promotion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its specific articles.

As virtual laboratory of ideas, the Knowledge community provides for its members an opportunity to collaboratively seek, identify, analyze, share, and create effective and durable solutions for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in education, science, culture, communication and information.  and in society.

The Knowledge community’s work is built on the following four principles:
• Inclusion
• Collaboration
• Creativity and innovation
• Partnership. 

It is expected that the Knowledge Community will facilitate dialogue, provide opportunities for sharing information and knowledge among members, build partnerships and capacities required for the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

In addition, the Knowledge community will provide access to other already existing communities of practice such as (i) 2013 WSIS+10 Review: Towards Knowledge Societies, for Peace and Sustainable Development, (ii) Open Educational Resources (OER), (iii) Open Access (OA), and (iv) Gender Equality in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).