|Punarbhava acknowledged in UNESCO Global Report|
|Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:31|
We are glad to mention that www.punarbhava.in , web portal of Media Lab Asia and RCI dedicated to education, training and empowerment of persons with disabilities is acknowledged in the UNESCO Global Report: Opening New Avenues for Empowerment: ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities, February 2013 under the section "Resources and case studies".
UNESCO Global Report:
Over one billion people - approximately 15 percent of the world's population - live with some form of disability. Facing a wide range of barriers, including access to information, education, health care and a lack of job opportunities, persons living with disabilities struggle every day to be integrated into society. To empower persons with disabilities is to empower societies as a whole - but this calls for the right policies and legislation to make information and knowledge more accessible through information and communication technologies. It calls also for applying accessibility standards to the development of content, product and services. The successful application of such technologies can make classrooms more inclusive, physical environments more accessible, teaching and learning content and techniques more in tune with learners’ needs. We need the commitment of all Government and stakeholders to make this a reality for all persons living with disabilities. To build the inclusive knowledge societies we need for the century ahead, we cannot leave anyone aside. We must do everything to replace exclusion and discrimination with inclusion and empowerment - for this, we must harness the full power of information and communication technologies. This is our shared commitment, and this Global Report will help us move forward.