In spite of losing his sight, Walid Al-Zaidi completed his education, obtained a Ph.D. and became a professor. For a month, he was Tunisia’s minister of culture.
Covid-19 has largely heightened the inequality that disabled students already face, although for a small proportion of students, it has moved education to their homes and let them study more at their own pace.
A new report details the ways in which government policies and on-the-ground practices exclude some children—because of gender, disabilities, and many other reasons—from schools.
A new report and website give a country-by-country examination of how children are welcomed in schools or shut out from them.
Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.
A bright yellow track with a surface that helps visually impaired students get around campus is just one step in the kingdom’s efforts to improve services for those with disabilities.
New hardships and cuts in financial support have ended studies for some. The war “has killed our future,” one student said.
An Egyptian architect overcame his loss of vision and has succeeded by taking a distinctive approach to his profession.
An Egyptian writer and researcher tells of her experience, as a mother, in teaching her deaf son.