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Concluding Chapter: Challenges and Strategic Pathways to Participation, Equity, and Access

  • Santoshi Halder
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos
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Abstract

The UNCRPD (2008) is a major global catalyst having far-reaching consequences, stirring the legislations and policy framework at the local and national level. In spite of the legislations and provisions at the International and National level for promoting, protecting, and ensuring the full participation of People with Disabilities in society, there remains a noteworthy gap at the implementation level as people with disabilities are still struggling hard for independent living and effective participation in all walks of life. There is need of identifying country and culture specific challenges and barriers and find out ways to address most strategically the current needs. This is not only an area of concern for the developing countries but also in many low-resource regions of even the most developed countries where still a significant proportion of population is marginalized and vulnerable. There is pertinent need for a strong collaborative partnership between the high-resource and low-resource regions of the world where services in the latter regions have still not reached or accessed for achieving the sustainable goal of human existence and better quality of life for all.

Keywords

Inclusion Participation Access Equity and equality Persons with disability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santoshi Halder
    • 1
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Special EducationUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece

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