UNICEF Armenia and IITE joint project on ICTs for inclusive education

To raise awareness of Armenian policy-makers and specialists on ICT application in education of persons with disabilities, UNICEF Armenia and IITE in the framework of the joint project will organize a training seminar “ICTs for Inclusive Education” and a workshop “Practical use of ICTs for education of visually impaired persons”. The training events will take place in the established by ITU/IITE IT center for persons with visual impairments (http://www.iite.unesco.org/news/639056/) on June 18-21 in Yerevan, Armenia.

The training seminar will be destined for educational decision-makers, representatives from inclusive education institutions, as well as specialists from medical and pedagogical centers. The goal is to reveal the potential of innovative assistive technologies to meet special educational needs, and launch a discussion among the participants on the promotion of ICTs in inclusive education.

The main objective of the workshop is to develop professional skills and competencies in ICT application in education of the members of the visually impaired community and experts from teacher training institutions working with visually impaired children by means of the most up-to-date standard and specialized software and equipment. The training events will be held by the international experts on ICT integration in education of persons with disabilities.