Workshop on Inclusion in Education of Persons with Disabilities in Higher Education

Workshop participants
Addis Ababa University (AAU) has recently embarked on different disability related initiatives in order to help students with disabilities succeed in their education. As one of its core activities, the AAU team of the APPEAR project INEDIS has conducted a baseline survey on the status of the inclusion of students with disabilities in the teaching learning as well as services provision in six colleges of the University. Thus, this workshop was organized to share and deliberate on the findings of the baseline research conducted about the status of inclusion of students with disabilities in the six colleges of AAU. In order to make the workshop more comprehensive two other studies conducted by other researchers in AAU about students with disabilities and their experiences were invited and presented.

The workshop was organized mainly for two major purposes:

  • To enhance the awareness of the participants about inclusion of students with disabilities in AAU;
  • To present and deliberate on the findings of the survey to participants drawn from the six colleges that were included in the study;
  • To get input on the inclusive education guideline developed by the INEDIS team.

The content of the presentations and the findings / major issues pointed out during the presentations and in the discussions can be found in the report.

workshop report