Equality and Diversity
Equal opportunities for all the citizens, equality before the law, protection of social minorities and ensuring their access to social life and representation are fundamental to democracy and civil society.
International document which would constitute a guarantee of the protection of the rights and equal treatment of disabled persons in the signatory states is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. All countries represented in DAReLearning consortium signed and ratified that document.
Here we are going to focus on a broad explanation of its individual articles in a way understandable to all. They are important not just for persons with disabilities but many other social groups, too. Why? This will be dealt with in the material published on this portal.
We also encourage you to read into "Equality News", the DARe-Learning project bulletin, where the following subjects are discussed in an accessible manner:
- The right of access to culture, with a presentation of solutions friendly to persons with various disabilities:
The publication supported by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
- Digital exclusion and what should be done to contain it, with a presentation of some basic principles concerning website accessibility and e-learning
The publication supported by the Minister of Administration and Digitisation.
- The right to education, with a discussion of quality in education
The publication supported by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.
- The right to equal treatment and non-discrimination, with a discussion of good practice at the Jagiellonian University and an invitation to the e-learning platform
The publication supported by the Polish Ombudsman.
Feel invited to visit www.dotknijkultury.pl showcasing an initiative by the Jagiellonian University’s Disability Support Service and Collegium Maius aimed at improving the accessibility of the goods of culture and national heritage of Poland focusing on the individual requirements of disabled people.