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Summer Workshop on Disability Rights & Equality

Course Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
To be confirmed
5 days
English (Mandarin/ Putonghua may be used to facilitate discussion in workshops and dialogue sessions)
Course Fee
To be confirmed

The Summer Workshop is composed of a series of day-time, interdisciplinary expert lectures, seminars and workshops on disability equality, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).  It intends to serve the educational needs of academics, professionals, policy makers advocates and NGO workers in the Greater China Area – Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and Mainland China.  There will be a specific theme for each year. 

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The Summer Workshop is a training event normally last for 5 days on HKU campus during summer time.  It consists of expert lectures, interactive workshops and sharing sessions.  On each day, there will be expert lectures in the morning and interactive sessions in the afternoon.  

  • 5 days

There will be specific theme(s) for each year. 

In 2015, they were: (a) UNCRPD and Reasonable Adjustments; and (b) Disability Rights Protection and the Legal Process.

In 2016, it was Rights, Education and Inclusion (co-organized with HKU CAISE and supported by HKU Equal Opportunity Unit)

Topics under the theme in 2016 included:

  • Disability, human rights and UNCRPD
  • Rights and inclusive education
  • Inclusive education and employment equality
  • Inclusive education and teachers’ training
  • Inclusive higher education
  • Family, community and partnership
  • Anti-ableist pedagogy
  • Play and inclusion
  • Good practices of successful inclusive schools
  • Local experiences (Hong Kong/ Taiwan/ Mainland China) 

Applications from the Greater China region (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and China Mainland) are welcome.  Applicants from other areas may also be accepted. 

Participants are expected to

  • have attained university level education;
  • be able to attend courses in English; and
  • have interest in the area of disability equality, either as NGO workers, advocates, academics (including senior undergraduate and graduate students), professionals (such as lawyers, educators, therapists and counsellors), workers at human rights/equal opportunity institutions, as well as policy makers, legislators and their assistants.


Course Fee
  • To be confirmed
Enrolment Method

To be confirmed.


Payment Method

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