“People with disabilities should be brought in the mainstream development. Inclusive development of a country is not possible without involving people with disability. We have to be more aware of their rights. People with disabilities are equally entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms preserved in the constitution of Bangladesh. Protection of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013 was passed with a view to ensuring the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Children with disabilities can be mainstreamed with the provision of reasonable accommodation in the school environment, changing the attitude of parents, teachers and other concerned people, ensuring availability of appropriate teaching-learning materials, ensuring training on inclusive education among the teachers and implication of existing policies.”
Speakers said in a public dialogue titled “Public Dialogue on Ensuring education rights of student with disabilities our duties” held at Theater Institute Chittagong jointly organized by YPSA and Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) on 27 June, 2015.
Mr. M Nasirul Hoqe, City Editor of Daily Supprobhat and president of Nishpap Autism Foundation presided over the dialogue.
Mr. Shahidul Islam from YPSA presented the keynote paper and Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA and National Consultant on web accessibility with Access to Information (A2I) Program under Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh was the panel speaker in the program.
Representatives from different districts of Chittagong division and teachers, students and management committee from different educational institutes participated in the dialogue.