Inclusive and accessible education and services in higher education | La Trobe Asia Webinar

The COVID 19 pandemic has forced educational institutions across the globe to rapidly embrace online learning. This has particular implications for teachers and students with disabilities.

Before the pandemic, access to education in Indonesia was already a significant challenge for its nearly 27 million people with disabilities.

At this online event we bring together experiences from Australia and Indonesia on how tertiary education institutions are responding to the changes currently underway.

It is critical now to consider what policies and practices can be put in place to ensure the rights of students with disabilities to quality and accessible education is not neglected.

Australia and Indonesia are both state parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), however, the different socio-economic, legal and political landscapes means that it is beneficial for both countries to learn from each other.


  • Professor drh. Aris Junaidi, Ph.D, Director of Learning and Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia
  • Professor Dr. Ir. Hendrawan Soetanto, M.Rur, Sc, Vice-Chancellor Office for Academic and Research, Universitas Brawijaya
  • Ir Achmad Wicaksono, M.Eng., Ph.D, Director of Educational Development and Quality Assurance
  • Alies Poetri Lintangsari, MA, Centre of Disability Services, Universitas Brawijaya
  • Slamet Thohari, Indonesia Chair of AIDRAN
  • Anthony Gartner, Manager, Equity and Diversity, La Trobe University
  • Beth Radulski, PhD candidate, La Trobe University
  • Ramas McRae, Auslan Coordinator/Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • Dr Dina Afrianty, Research Fellow, La Trobe University and President AIDRAN

Dr Rebecca Strating, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia

This online seminar continues the collaboration between La Trobe University and Brawijaya University under their Memorandum of Understanding which aims to strengthen mutual learning on equity and diversity in tertiary education.

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