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Google a partner in the III International Congress on University and Discapacity

29 Jun 2016 9:30 h.

Google joins together with other entities as a partner of the III International Congress on University and Disability to be held on November 10 and 11 in the Madrid SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTER OF THE ONCE

Google, which already collaborated on the second edition of the International Congress on University and Disability, also joins as a partner to this third edition of the Congress that is already a reference to inclusive education in the international arena.

The III Congress, organized by the ONCE Foundation, the Royal Association for Disability, the CERMI and CRUE aims to further deepen on educational strategies that affect inclusive education, promoting access and participation of people with disabilities in college and promote actions and policies that affect greater inclusion in the university systems as this is the best guarantee for full social inclusion and access to quality jobs.

In the Congress, which has a large technology component, new technologies and their use in educational and training processes have a special role, all from an inclusive approach and the need to promote affordable technologies to avoid the technological gap and bring closer the technologies to everybody.

For Google is important to know the experiences of universities in relation to the inclusion of persons with disabilities, as well as the advances in research and innovation in the use of technologies as tools to support the inclusion of people with disabilities. Google actually participates in the round table on "Technology to improve education and learning for people with disabilities: avoiding new technological gaps"

For the two entities is important to have an international view on models and training practices, as well as policies that favor the inclusion in both the university and the society in general.

General purpose of the Congress

Al mismo tiempo se conocerán los estudios y las investigaciones más recientes y relevantes sobre universidad y discapacidad, que están suponiendo un avance en la mejora de la calidad educativa y de la calidad de vida de las personas con discapacidad, acorde con los mandatos previstos en la Convención Internacional sobre Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad que este año cumple su X aniversario.

To publicize and debate the latest theories, models of educational innovation, experiences and best practice of universities around the world in terms of inclusion. At the same time, studies and the most recent and relevant research on university and disability, which are achieving progress in improving educational quality and the quality of life of people with disabilities, in accordance with the mandates provided in the be known International Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, will be presented.

In addition to Google’s collaboration, the Congress has the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the Patronage on Disability, the Organization of Iberoamerican States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), the CERMI, the CRUE, VODAFONE SPAIN Foundation, Universia Foundation and the European Social Fund.