NU Disability Talks: disability, society, inclusion?

On February 19, 2020, Nazarbayev University Library invites you to the first open lecture within the series of talks devoted to three key concepts: disability, society, and inclusion in the context of Kazakhstan. The first invited speaker is Oleg Kozyrev, an expert of the Human Rights Institute at the International Bar Association and co-author of the report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

-Within the series of monthly talks, the NU library will provide a venue for open lectures, public talks, and discussions. These events will engage and give voice to various stakeholders including prominent disability rights advocates, activists, leaders of Kazakhstan’s disability community, human rights defenders and experts from Central Asia and Commonwealth of Independent States, – said Ziyat Abdykaimov, an expert-manager at NU Library and the initiator of the series.

Nazarbayev University is committed to the principles of inclusiveness, equality of opportunities and social responsibility. Nazarbayev University creates equal opportunities for its students and employees and also promotes social responsibility in the local community. Ziyat is the first visually impaired student who entered Nazarbayev University in 2015 to study a Master’s program on inclusive education of the Graduate School of Education. Upon his request, a typhlo-complex computer was purchased at the University Library, with specially equipped software for visually impaired and blind users. After graduating from Nazarbayev University in 2016, Ziyat stayed at NU. He now works as an expert-manager for assisting technologies and accessibility services and an advisor of teachers and students on solving issues and problems of people with special needs.

To register for the open lecture “Five Years of Ratification of the UN CRPD: Moving to Inclusion or Losing Illusions?” please press here.

When: February 19th, 2020 at 6-7.30 pm
Venue: 53, Kabanbay Batyr Ave., block 5, room 5E.228, Nazarbayev University Library
Language: Russian with simultaneous translation to English.