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March 13, 2009

Two day National Seminar on “Emerging Issues in Disability Studies in India”


The National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is organizing a 2 day National Seminar on “Emerging Issues in Disability Studies in India” on 5 – 6th March, 2009 at Convention Centre, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068.

The seminar will provide an opportunity to interact with the eminent experts/scholars and the stakeholders from the disability sector and give an insight for the future .The seminar will help in various ways:

The objectives of this seminar are :

1. To identify the focus areas for developing educational, vocational and awareness-generation programme for persons with disabilities, their parents and family members, professionals providing services in the disability sector.

2. To develop Innovative approaches and policies for education and training of the persons with disabilities through distance education.

3. To identify the appropriate information and communication technologies and software for education and training in the area of disability.

4. To share expertise with other universities/ institutions in the country.

Under the main theme of the seminar the focus will be on the following sub-themes :-

  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in Disability Studies.
  • Role of Distance Education in Disability Studies.
  • Barrier - free Environment.
  • Disability and Law.
  • Models of Disability Rehabilitation.
  • Challenges in Curriculum Development in Disability Studies.
  • Research Methodology in Disability Studies.
  • Human Resource Development.
  • Technological Development in Disability Rehabilitation.
  • Documentation and Dissemination of Information.

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