Lecture Supports Status of Disabled Persons

The Birzeit University Faculty of Arts alongside the Disabled Persons Committee organized a lecture on December 3, 2013. The lecture was the second of the faculty’s General Lecture Series on "Highlights on the Reality of Persons with disabilities." Committee Chairman Azem Assaf and head of special education institutions Khalil Alawneh presented their own views and findings on the topic.

 In his opening address, Faculty of Arts professor Othman Sharkas stressed the need to financially support students with disabilities.

 Chairman Assaf said that Birzeit University has accommodated its buildings for students with motor disabilities, and has provided books in Braille for visually handicapped students.

 Mr. Alawneh recommended the application of the disabled persons law and the activation of the law on their employment.