Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

"Enhancing the Accessibility of Higher Education for the Disabled" - Conference in Ohrid

Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

"Enhancing the Accessibility of Higher Education for the Disabled" - Conference in Ohrid

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The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) conference took place in Ohrid, Macedonia, from the 22nd to the 24th of November 2010, with the topic of "Enhancing the Accessibility of Higher Education for the Disabled." Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski and student Manuela Krchanoska from the Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation accepted the invitation from the conference's organizer, Dr. Ana Lazarevska.

During the conference the following topics were discussed:

1. The lack of appropriate legislation to regulate this issue;

2. The lack of financial means necessary for the realization of the legislation;

3. The lack of public awareness considering the needs of people with disabilities

4. The lack of support and facilities for people with disabilities to become selfsufficient

During this conference, participants from the United States, Croatia, Slovenia, Albania and Macedonia were active guests, including JFDP participants and representatives from nongovernmental organizations. The participants presented their views on the problems for disabled people who are trying to study at university and their level of physical accessibility. They also discussed the need for inclusive higher education and cooperation between the government and people with disabilities.

Moreover, other issues such as "Access to Higher Education from an Architect's Point of View," were addressed by Borjan Karanakov, professor assistant at the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodious University; "Academic Libraries and Users with Special Needs," presented by Rozeta Petrinska; and "Access to Higher Education for People with Disabilities in Croatia," by Ivana Bilikj, among others. …

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