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IGNOU in India organises sensitisation lecture on accessibility

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has organised a sensitisation lecture on accessibility for persons with disabilities on December 3.

The sensitisation lecture was held via online to mark World Disability Day by IGNOU’s National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS).

“As an institution having more than three million learners across the globe, we would like to follow Universal Design providing accessibility to everyone, including persons with disabilities, so that all could pursue higher education with dignity and smoothly. He also requested NCDS to circulate the guidelines to all the Schools and RCs sensitizing them on this,” said Professor Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU.

Giving details about the UN CRPD, Dr Mishra elaborated that the latest Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (2016) has been aligned with CRPD. India replaced the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 (PwD Act, 1995) with the Rights of PWD Act, 2016 (RPwD Act, 2016) also informed the participants about the various laws for persons with disabilities in the country, he explanined.

Ms Anjalee Agarwal, in her address, stressed the need to educate every person with disabilities. She spoke on World Disability Day 2020 theme “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 World” in her presentation.

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