As every year, the European Commission was celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum. This year’s Day of Persons with Disabilities conference took place on 7-8 December 2015.
The conference focused on children and young people with disability. Presentations and discussions were on the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, on their access to education and how it contributes to the equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in society. Children with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities were among the panelists, together with representative organisations or groups of persons with disabilities (DPOs), government representatives, academics and the Fundamental Rights Agency, which presented its report on violence against children with disabilities.
Sanja Tarczay, Ph.D., the president of the EDbU, took part at the Conference, stressing an Educational interpreter as a vital part of inclusive education towards a barrier free EU. She gave a deeper insight into importance of educational interpreting development within the European educational system framework, starting from kindergarten, primary education, moving forward to secondary schools, up, but not limited, to universities for all children/youth with sensory impairments facing the same “invisible” problem – providing and enjoying the right of access to information and communication.
Please find the link to the conference report: