Solutions for assessment, digitalisation and infrastructure

Educational institutions are legally obliged to guarantee the accessibility of education. As well as classrooms, lecture halls, canteens and laboratories, this also includes accessibility to digital environments such as websites and Black Board. Accessibility can also be more broadly interpreted to include flexible and inclusive education.

The law states that education must be accessible to all, but what exactly does this mean in practice, what exactly constitutes inclusive education and how do you organise it?

Everybody wins

It is vital that extra attention be paid to accessible education for students with special needs. This includes accessible tests/exams, accessible physical environments and accessible digital learning environments. Similar measures must also be taken for employees with disabilities. After all, when you boost accessibility of education, everybody wins.

Legal obligations

The obligation to ensure accessible upper secondary vocational and higher education is enshrined in the Equal Treatment Act, the Higher Education and Research Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. How can you fulfill these obligations and what effect will this have?

Working together to ensure accessible education

ECIO is the perfect partner when it comes to accessibility. We are highly effective at evaluating the current state of your institution in relation to accessible education and identifying the desired future scenario. We collaborate with educational institutions to provide accessible tests and exams, accessible digital learning environments and infrastructure, and much more. We offer reliable expertise and experience, facilitate a wide variety of networks and task forces and cooperate with other experts such as the Accessibility Foundation.

Within the possibilities, surprisingly little is impossible. As long as the assessment is valid, as long as it is reliable, as long as it is transparent and also contributes to the learning process of the students.

Paul Zevenbergen, NVAO