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Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Invited to UNESCO meeting

November 2011

PHOTO: Amy Goldman of the Institute on DisabilitiesAmy Goldman, Associate Director of Supports and Services at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education, attended by special invitation, UNESCO's "Consultative meeting on Accessible ICTs (Information and Communication Technology) and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities: A Dialogue among Educators, Industry, Government and Civil Society."

The meeting held on November 17 and 18, 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, was organized in partnership with Microsoft Corporation and brought together education leaders around the world to engage in meaningful and productive discussions on practical solutions for promoting personalization through technology in the classrooms for students, particularly those with disabilities.

In addition to directing Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology program at the Institute, Ms. Goldman, a licensed speech-language pathologist with many years of practice in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), chairs the steering committee of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division on AAC. She is also the chair of the PA Board of Examiners in Speech-Language and Hearing.

UPDATE: April 2012 The report, "Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities: A Dialogue among Educators, Industry, Government and Civil Society" is now available at www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/accessible_ict_personalized_learning_2012%20.pdf

Ms. Goldman and select participants from the UNESCO/Microsoft meeting, presented key recommendations from the report at last month's International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities in San Diego, California.

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