This Friday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) a United Nations observed day which aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. The theme for IDPwD 2021 is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.
VDEI aims to promote inclusion and contribute to improvement in the educational outcomes for the 4,000 students in Victoria who are deaf or hard of hearing by engaging in partnerships with schools, early childhood programs, universities, and other professional organisations to:
- Deliver excellence in professional learning programs
- Identify leading practice in teaching and learning to support the educational, social and psychological development of children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Enable improved curriculum access and inclusion for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Promote the specialised skills of Teachers of the Deaf and allied professionals by supporting the role they play in providing educational experiences that are inclusive and rewarding for all students.
- Contribute to the development of a local and global learning community by strengthening networks for knowledge-sharing and capability building
- Identify the leading pedagogical practices in deaf education to ensure that Victoria becomes a truly inclusive Education State
To learn more about International Day of People with Disability head to - https://www.idpwd.com.au