A workshop was held at IUG, Gaza, to pilot tools for assessing the needs of Palestinian university students with disabilities in media and information literacy and narrative storytelling. The workshop was led by the project’s research team, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Jalambo and Ms. Alice Palmer from the Work against Violence Foundation in the United Kingdom, as well as Nesma Al-Ghoula, coordinator of the Centre for Disability and Integration Services at IUG, and Sharehan Al-Masri, the project coordinator. A large number of students with different disabilities (visual, hearing, mobility) attended the workshop.
As part of the preparation of data collection tools, the workshop was held to assess the needs of students with disabilities in Palestinian universities, with the aim of identifying their current needs and skills in media and information literacy (MIL), as well as the use of social media and modern technologies, with the aim of efficient global and local online communication, as well as effective storytelling.
It is noteworthy that the workshop came as part of the project “Disabled Voices from Gaza – Narrative Methodologies with Media and Information Literacy (MIL) to Empower University Students with Disabilities in Palestine.” The project was funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and was led by Dr. Nazmi Al-Masri, in partnership with the Action against Violence Foundation, and in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Britain.