Edu4all Disability as Diversity

Disability as Diversity :The Inclusion of Students
with Disabilities in Higher Education

(NKUA) organized a virtual training workshop from November 6th, to November 8th, 2023

The NKUA organized a virtual training workshop starting from November 7th

(Online Zoom platform) Nov. 6th -8th 2023

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) organized a virtual training workshop from November 6th, 2023, to November 8th, 2023. Regional partners from Jordan and Palestine participated in the training, with the exception of PTC-DB, who were unable to join the meeting due to the ongoing war situation in the Gaza Strip – Palestine.  Video recordings of the training sessions will make it possible to benefit from them later in knowledge transfer when the situation gets calm again.

On the first day of the training, Prof. Georgios Kouroupetroglou led the training, starting by welcoming all partners and inquiring about the conditions of partners in Palestine. Prof. Kouroupetroglou provided the latest update on the disability statement in the European Union, which precisely defines policies and services of accessibility units at higher education institution levels. Additionally, he presented the corresponding accessibility unit regulations in Greece, with a focus on better inclusion and addressing the needs of students with psychological issues. This included, but was not limited to, teaching in the classroom, assisting students with administrative tasks, guiding students in labs, and supporting them to do tests and exams. 

On the second and third days of the training, Dr. Alexandros Pino delivered technical training on operating and maintaining assistive technology equipment purchased by the partners in Palestine and Jordan. Dr. Pino offered valuable advice and tips to ensure the proper operation of assistive technology devices for durable usage. At the end of each presentation, Dr. Pino addressed questions from partners and provided several examples of integrating results using various assistive technology tools to handle different issues. 

Dr. Eman Draghmi, Edu4ALL project coordinator, concluded the training by announcing the end of the project. Partners from Jordan and Greece expressed concern about the situation in Palestine and conveyed their wishes for peace for humanity.