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ICT Landscape review - The use of ICT in improving the educational participation & outcomes

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Dr Maria Kett

Co-Founder, Associate Director and Head of Humanitarian and Associate Professor at UCL

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Vicki Austin

Co-founder and CEO of CIC

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Professor Catherine Holloway

Co-founder, Academic Director of GDI Hub and Professor at UCL’s Interaction Centre.

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Joel Burman

Director of Operations

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Dr Giulia Barbareschi

Researcher in Assistive Technology

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Nusrat Jahan

Inclusive Employment Researcher

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Felipe Ramos Barajas

Senior Programme Manager for AT2030

Information and communication technology (ICT) tools can have a catalytic effect in advancing both educational access and learning outcomes for children with disabilities.

Despite tremendous potential, a gap exists between technology advancements and their large-scale application in educating children with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. This landscape review of ICTs for disability-inclusive education by the Inclusive Education Initiative seeks to understand the current status and trends in the practice of educational technology (EdTech) and the use of ICT in improving the educational participation and outcomes of children with disabilities. The review explores what factors enable or restrict this improvement within the wider EdTech ecosystem.

GDI Hub partnered with the World Bank to design and conduct the research, and author the ICT Landscape review: The use of ICT in improving the educational participation and outcomes of children with disabilities.

This report is a global knowledge product from the Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI)—a multi-donor trust fund on disability-inclusive education managed by the World Bank, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).