Indonesia has known and started implementing inclusive education from early education to senior high school levels. Nowadays there has been a new paradigm that inclusive education began to be applied in universities. It is particularly supported by the  Law number 8 of 2016 and Rule of Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education number 46 of 2017. Inclusive education itself is believed by experts in the field of education as the most effective educational paradigm to realize education for all, and Indonesia has ratified it. As a country that has agreed to the international agreement, Indonesia must implement it primarily to accommodate education for disabled students.

Through the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) adopted by Law number 19 of 2011, which includes articles related to inclusive higher education, stating that persons with disabilities should be accepted at all levels of education. Article 24 of the convention explains that disabled students should be facilitated in their educational facilities and infrastructure, as well as the improvement of skills for teachers and lecturers so that they can provide quality education for persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities are entitled to accessibility in education from early childhood to higher education. The Government through the Regulation of the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education number 46 of 2017 issued regulations on special education, special service education and/or special service learning at universities. In the regulation, it is explained in Article 1 that special education is an educational service for students in need in universities, and in Article 2, the special education aims to: (a) expand access to education for disabled students, (b) improve the quality of education services for disabled students, respect for diversity and equality for disabled students.

According to Wurinanda (2015) at the National Selection of State University Entrance (SNMPTN) 2014, the right of people with disability to enter university had vanished. In the SNMPTN website on Registration Guide part, it is informed that the SNMPTN registrants should not be blind, not hearing impaired, not talked, non-tough, and color blindness in whole or in part. These requirements are listed in the options column of Biology, Physics and Sports Sciences study programs. These requirements issued by the Committee of SNMPTN 2014 and the Rectors of Indonesian State Universities (PTN) are considered as a form of discrimination against persons with disabilities (

However, different from a few previous years, some universities in Indonesia have started to open for people with disabilities recently. One of the universities that concerns about people with disabilities is UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta or Islamic State University of Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. It has officially declared itself an Inclusive Campus since 2007 with the establishment of a Disability Service Unit (DSU). In 2018, the DSU of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta already has celebrated its 11th year of this decision. In Malang, according to Sukarelawati (2015), nine people with disabilities apply for the Entrance Selection of State Universities (SBMPTN) organized by local committee 55 Malang and they were assisted by the supervisors during the test process ( According to Gempur (2016), Brawijaya University, Malang in 2016 reopened special selection for prospective new students with disability through the Selection of Special Disability Program (SSDP) with a quota of 20 to 25 people. ( Not only in Yogyakarta and Malang, but also in some other cities provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to join the Entrance Selection of State Universities through special channels or through public channels. In 2017, Lambung Mangkurat university has held special selection for persons with disabilities and has received persons with disabilities namely 1 blind and 4 deaf students, and has recruited volunteers to help the accessibility of persons with disabilities in this university.

The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Nasir (2017), stated that higher education provides the widest possible access to persons with disabilities, and they also have equal rights in education. The government is also obliged to facilitate in all sectors, let alone higher education even though he does not dismiss that there are not many university environments that are friendly to people with disabilities. This is due to the disabled students are not many, but there still needs support access (www. With the existence of several statements such as Law Number 8 Year 2016 and Rule of Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Number 46 Year 2017, it is explained that as a foundation for persons with disabilities is entitled to access of higher education and universities must also establish a unit of disability service.

Based on these aforementioned basic considerations, Lambung Mangkurat University supported by incorporated universities in Indoeduc4all will hold an International Seminar entitled “Ensuring Access and Quality Education for Disabled Students in Universities”. It is expected that this international seminar can be a medium of meeting and development of inclusive education for disabled students in universities as well as a part of getting solutions from various problems/ obstacles that exist.

Aim and Scope
Ensuring Access and Quality Education for Disabled Students in Indonesian Universities

Faculty of Teacher Training and Education – Lambung Mangkurat University as a part of the main stakeholder of education invites the academicians, practitioners, researchers, and society to get involved voicing out every result of thoughts by a research in these sub-topics below:

Topic 1: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning Strategy for Disabled Students

Topic 2: Learning Innovation for Disabled Students

Topic 3: Inclusive Education in Higher Education

Topic 4: Physical and Non-physical Accessibility in Higher Education

Topic 5: Support System for Education Service for Disabled Students in

Higher Education

Topic 6: Role of School in Preparing Disabled Students to Enter Higher


Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D.; Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education’s Policy of Disabled Students ies in Indonesian Universities


Invited Speakers:

  1. Prof.Missy Morton, Ph.D Faculty of Education and Social Work University of Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Prof. Dr. H. Sutarto Hadi, M.Si, M. Sc; Rector of Lambung Mangkurat University; Lambung Mangkurat University Readiness toward Educational Service Implementation for Students with Disabilities
  3. Nuria Grane, Vice Rector for Students, Universitas Alicante; The Importance for the University to Have a Strategy and a Dedicated Unit that Deals and Care about Students with Disabilities
  4. Dr. Praptono, M.Ed; Head of Sub-directorate Programme and Evaluation of Directorate of Special Education Development and Special Services Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture; School Roles in Preparing Special Needs Students in Entering Higher Education
  5. Suharto, S.S.,M.A. (Ph.D Candidate at Griffith University Australia; Executive Director Of SIGAB Indonesia) : Assistive Technology And Diffability

Venue and Activities


Haryono MT Street No. 16, Kertak Baru Ilir, Banjarmasin Tengah, Banjarmasin, Kalimantan Selatan 70111

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline + Registration Deadline      :  August 15th, 2018

Payment                                                                                  :  August 22nd – September 15th, 2018

Selected Full Paper Notification                                             :  August 30th, 2018

Revised Full Paper Submission Deadline                               :  September 15th, 2018

International Conference                                                        :  October 18th, 2018

Registration Fee and Payment

Presenter  (The 1st Author)                                      : Rp. 850.000,00

Presenter  (The 2nd, 3rd, 4th Author, etc)                  : RP. 750.000,00

Poster Presentation                                                   : Rp. 750.000,00

Participants Only                                                      : Rp. 500.000,00


Payment can be made via bank transfer to the bank details stated below:

Bank Name                 : Bank Nasional Indonesia (BNI)

Bank Account Name  : Umi Risia

Account Number        : 0538946547


The following is the list of closest hotels from the seminar venue. The committee does not provide any accomodation booking for the presenters and participants. The presenters and participants are welome to reserve or book the hotels.

No. Hotel Address Phone
1. Airy Eco Syariah Hotel, Flamboyan 1 Banjarmasin Flamboyan 1 Street, Pangeran, North Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin, Kalimantan Kalimantan 70123 0804 111 2479
2. Palm Hotel Letjen S. Parman Street No.189, Belitung Utara, West Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin, Kalimantan Selatan 70123 (0511) 3353427
3. Grand Mentari Hotel Lambung Mangkurat Street, No.32, Kertak Baru Ilir, Central Banjarmasin, Banjarmasin, Kalimantan Selatan 70111 (0511) 4368944



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