New MOOC on the rights of persons with disabilities

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In the frame of the Just4All project, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the rights of persons with disabilities is now online: This course is fully accessible to all people with disabilities and is available in English, Spanish and French.

Just4All is a project funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020) which aims to improve access to justice for people with disabilities and thus contribute to the effective application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Union policies on disability.

In order to achieve these objectives, the institutions participating in this project, which is led by Fundación ONCE in partnership with the European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Disability Forum (EDF), Thomson Reuters and the Human Rights Institute "Gregorio Peces Barba" of the Carlos III University of Madrid, have designed this MOOC on the subject, which will be complemented by training of legal professionals through the organisation of different workshops.

Although the MOOC is mainly designed for legal practitioners, especially lawyers and notaries. It is also open to a wider public. Indeed, the course may also be of interest to people with disabilities and experts in the field of disability.