These are learning issues facing all persons with disabilities (PWDs). In some parts of the world, this problem is magnified because of the sheer numbers of PWDs, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region with one of the highest levels of disability in the world (Officer & Posarac, 2011; ESCAP 2012). Many are marginalized in their own countries, and face significant barriers in terms of transportation, information and communication technologies, employment, and most importantly, education. Without education that acknowledges their unique learning needs and that prepares them to be leaders on disability issues in their region and the world, they have few opportunities for political participation in which their voices can be heard.
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