Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Fundación ONCE have signed a collaboration agreement to improve equality of opportunities, universal accessibility, inclusion and non-discrimination for all people with disabilities within the University community.
Participating in the ceremonial signing were UC3M Rector Juan Romo and Fundación ONCE Managing Director José Luis Martínez Donoso, which took place on the UC3M Getafe campus on January 11.
The actions of the agreement are formulated around four major objectives: 1) to increase people’s sensitivity, raise their awareness and educate them about this subject through different activities; 2) to work towards universal accessibility and design for all people to make surroundings, products or services used accessible; 3) to foster equal opportunities for students with disabilities and their inclusion in the labor market; and 4) the possible participation of UC3M in the “Foro de la Contratación Socialmente Responsable” (Forum on Socially Responsible Hiring), whose goal is to promote the inclusion of clauses on social content for public and private hiring which favor people with disabilities.
Another specific collaboration agreement was signed between the Fundación Universidad Carlos III and the Fundación ONCE to promote the UC3M Alumni Scholarship program. This involves commitment by the Fundación ONCE to co-fund an Alumni Scholarship worth up to 3,000 euros, which will be used solely to finance students with disabilities during academic year 2017-2018.