Towards Achieving Inclusive Campus Environment for Students with Disability
In keeping with The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), achieving an inclusive culture is paramount for the sustainability of University of Malaya as a diverse institution. Therefore, inclusive values have to be hardwired into its primary ecosystem of teaching and learning, governance structure, student support system and infrastructure for the benefit of the university’s community especially students with disabilities. An inclusive environment, where equality is upheld, and diversity respected, is fundamental to support students with disabilities to build positive identities, develop a sense of belonging and realise their full potential. Another aspect that should not be overlooked by any diverse tertiary institution is the assistive technology awareness which plays an important part in the life of students with disabilities. This breakfast session will examine the underlying issues related to inclusivity. The session will also embrace, promote and embed principles of inclusion in our policies and everyday practice. Through our presentations, we hope to showcase a holistic ecosystem towards achieving Education for All.
Dato' Prof Dr Zaliha Omar
Prof Dr Yahaya Ahmad
Mr Mohamad Sazali Shaari