ILASCD Journal

Summer 2019

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Lifelong Learning by Inclusive Design: Accessibility and the Whole Child Approach Whole Child (cont.) "For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible." - Judy Heumann Developing lifelong learning chances for all, requires meeting at least the basic learning needs of every individual. Lifelong learning gives the opportunity to profit from the concept of growth in multiple ways. The action of life-long learning offers a choice and provides individuals an opportunity to advance—formally and informally, as well as in education settings and every day life. Otten and Ohana (2009) specified that there are at least eight main areas in which individuals can improve their abilities throughout life: (1) Communication in the native language; (2) Communication in additional languages; (3) Mathematical capability and primary competencies in science and technology; (4) Digital proficiency; (5) Self- learning [e.g., metacognition]; (6) Social and civic skills; (7) Sense of leadership and entrepreneurship; and (8) Cultural awareness and expression. The main benefit to life-long learning is the ideal that there should be no limits to Andrea Dinaro, Ed.D. Khalid Alqahtani, Ph.D SUMMER 2019 | VOLUME 65 | NUMBER 2 | PAGE 28

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