At the close of the discussion hosted at parliament, Gunta Anča, a representative of the non-governmental organization Sustento, dedicated to advocacy for equal-access rights and other disabled persons’ interests said:
“We’re talking a lot these days about education. But it’s hard to talk about employment at a time when there’s a lack of good education. It’s obvious we need to come up with new ways to make education more inclusive, both at school and at college and university.”
December 3 is the UN and World Health Organization’s (WHO) promotional effort on behalf of the estimated one billion people worldwide living with a disability. This year the theme “Sustainable Development: The promise of technology” brings attention to one of the aspects that is “key to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities”.