The recently held working session allowed evaluating the current situation and coordinating upcoming activities and strategies to guarantee inclusive education.
The Network of State Universities for the Inclusion of Students in Disability Situations (ESD) held a virtual meeting between representatives of 13 universities in the country, organized by the academic of the Department of Education of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of La Serena , Dra. Georgina García Escala.
This meeting took place on Tuesday, June 9 and was intended to inform about the processes of higher distance education, which are being developed by the Covid 19 health emergency, in order to analyze curricular accessibility and share strategies, resources and materials .
Along with this, the representatives of the state universities agreed to hold the National Seminar "Network of Chilean State Universities for the Inclusion of Students in Disability Situations: A Contribution of State Universities to the Inclusion of Disability", to be held on the day Thursday, December 3 (International Day of Disability). With the aim of publicizing the various strategies developed by state universities to guarantee inclusive education. In addition, to prepare a book with the presentations of this seminar, in order to systematize these experiences, highlight the progress and identify the challenges, in terms of inclusion of students with disabilities.
Finally, Dr. García reported on the activity carried out in conjunction with the Latin American and Caribbean Interuniversity Network on Disability and Human Rights, Latin American Dialogues: Disability and Higher Education (which can be seen at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro6GRt0MnJI), in addition to various seminars that take place, to exchange knowledge on this matter.
This inclusion initiative was attended by representatives of the University of Tarapacá, Arturo Prat University, University of Antofagasta, University of Atacama, University of La Serena, University of Playa Ancha, University of Santiago de Chile, Metropolitan University of Sciences of the Education, O'Higgins University, Talca University, La Frontera University, Los Lagos University and Aysén University.
Dr. García has been the coordinator of this Network since 2016 to date.