(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The First Arab Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Conference: Scientific Perspectives for the Future of Inclusive Education in Arab Countries, organised by Qatar University (QU) via Webex, has concluded. The four-day event saw participation from a cross section of administrative leaders in public and higher education institutions, faculty members in universities, teachers in public and special education, researchers, graduate students, representatives of assistive technology and digital access institutions, in addition to institutions working in support of persons with disabilities from around the world.
A total of 93 scientific papers were presented by academics, researchers and experts from institutions of education and higher education in the Arab countries which participated in the conference. The papers were divided into 35 discussion sessions.
The conference also aimed to present a comprehensive scientific approach to the process of teaching and learning from the various disciplines concerned in supporting the different dimensions of education and highlighting experiences and exchanging experiences between Arab universities in the field of integrating students with disabilities within the framework of the comprehensive learning design, as it aimed to introduce the principles of inclusive design for learning as a framework Scientific aims to advance education in the Arab world, raise awareness in the field of architectural accessibility, digital accessibility, assistive technology, encourage scientific research in the field of UDL, and provide practical solutions to advance UDL programmes in the Arab world.
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