7 International texts, initiatives and goals on using ICTs to enable education and job training for Persons with Disabilities

“Thus in my own country and in many other friendly countries we persons with disabilities have been left in an exceptionally negative place, segregated from society and considered invisible by the rest of the community. It was traditionally assumed that so-called “special” persons were unable to learn, so that it was thought unnecessary to spend time and give attention for that purpose; all that was needed was to provide assistance in the form of health care, food and shelter, in other words a form of assistance based on public charity.” Mr Lenín Moreno Garcés, Vice-President of the Republic of Ecuador. Keynote speech at 48th International Conference on Education160

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