“Promoting Inclusive Society Through Empowering Youth” workshop was held on Thursday, August 16 and Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Unesco Beirut Office. The participants, who are graduate students in their early careers, were trained on the rights of the persons with disabilities (PWD’s), the concept of mainstreaming disability and the role of youth in it. In addition to that, the candidates were trained on how to plan and conduct an access audit using the inclusive design index.
On the first day of the workshop, participants learnt about inclusive design and how to conduct an assessment of any environment. Accordingly, they were asked to conduct an assessment of a building of their choice. Participants returned for day 2 of the workshop to share the results of their assessment and to receive further training on inclusive design. Lebanese University in Fanar and a Sports Centre were two examples of these assessments conducted by the students.
The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Itab Shuayb, a specialist in Inclusive Design.