Report on using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education for persons with disabilities
The “Report on Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education for Persons with Disabilities” presented herewith is the outgrowth of a joint initiative by UNESCO and the Trust for the Americas. It consisted of a significant study, country by country in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, elucidating achievements and shortfalls, while demonstrating that democratizing free access to ICTs for persons with disabilities in the field of education is an attainable goal. As a result, this publication provides us with a meaningful assessment of the status of access to ICTs for such persons and identifies both the good practices and the problems and pending needs that require the most support. It also evinces the need to enhance access to ICTs and the duty for all societal stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental, as well as international organizations, to work toward attaining this goal.