The INDOEDUC4ALL activities

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will be developed during 36 months and are organized in a logical sequence, where the different outputs will provide the basis to develop the following activities with strong views on their relevance, impact and sustainability.

The project supports the Disabled People’s Organizations motto “Nothing About Us Without Us”, that’s why project actions are designed in a way to attract the participation and input from students with disabilities, the main INDOEDU4ALLtarget group.

The project will implement the following activities.

Needs Analysis

The focus of this action is to overcome the lack of information and generation of specific knowledge related to disabled students in Indonesian HEI’s. An in-depth research, the Methodological Analysis of Accessibility situation, will be conducted to determine the current accessibility status quo and practices within each partner institution. A focus group with disabled students will be created in order to understand their specific needs and requirements. The results of this analysis will provide information about the level of university accessibility conditions and practices, level of disability awareness and subsequent training needs.

Site Visits

The INDOEDUC4ALL project includes the organization of site visits focused on sharing experiences, good practices and lessons learnt between EU and Indonesian partners. These visits Indonesian partners will carry out at EU partner universities will focus on the disability practices offered in order to reveal relevant information to Indonesian partners (Vice-rector for Students Affairs or equivalent, academic and administrative staff) so that they can adapt such practices and apply them into their own institutions.

Capacity Building

Modernization and strengthening of human capital: EU will provide a targeted training programme for Indonesian HEIs staff in the framework of the provision of relevant services (also available online). Workshops will be developed with a Train the Trainer approach and thus, they will provide trainees with the ability to replicate the training activities within their institutions with views on incrementing the benefit for partner institutions. The purpose of this activity is to build knowledge concerning practices, methods and strategies to effectively deal with several aspects of students with disabilities. Training will be targeted to the whole spectrum of administrative and academic staff dealing with disabled students, also ensuring teh participation of Universities management to ensure the endorsement of the project development and results being obtained.
Institutional strengthening: this activity will consist in the creation or improvement of Disability Support Units. at Indonesian universities and the design of a clear mission, action plan and list of services provided. The Disability Support Units will be strongly supported by HEIs management staff. The Units will be equipped with relevant Assistive Technology key for the provision of an effective service. The units staff will be also trained on how to effectively use such Assistive Technology.

Networking & External Relations Framework

This project activity consists in the creation of a National Network for the inclusion of disabled students in Higher Education in Indonesia. The purpose is to extend the membership of the network of other relevant stakeholders in the region and thus, to increase the awareness and impact on the topic and on the action at National level.

Networking activities will provide a collective voice for institutions to foster the dialogue with Ministries and political-level actors. This will have a better impact and weight since activities and proposal will come from an organized group of institutions and no more from an individual basis.

INDOEDUC4ALL will also establish a new External Relations Framework that will open up Universities towards the private sector and will increase collaboration in terms of disabled students’ support; it will be an effective and quality channel to provide adequate work placements for them.