Besides offering state-of-art resources and services, the NU Library strives to create a venue for knowledge-sharing and discussion on disability inclusion in the NU community and beyond.
In line with this, the library regularly hosts thematic events and develops its outreach programs including assistive technologies training,
In furtherance of our commitment to inclusion of persons with disabilities, in 2020-2021 the NU Library in cooperation with NU Alumni Public Union hosted a series of NU Disability Talks themed around three key concepts: disability, society, and inclusion in the context of Kazakhstan.
This series was aimed at offering an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, reflection on the country’s pressing issues around disability, and learning from the experiences of other CRPD signatories.
Despite the global disruption brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have hosted several sessions within the NU Disability Talks both off and online.
Starting off with the presentation and discussion of Kazakhstan's alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the series covered major issues in the implementation of the Convention, focusing on education, participation in the governance and conduct of public affairs, access to art and museum spaces, among others.
You will find all recorded webinars on the library Youtube channel.
The Human Library is a worldwide movement for social change through conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices. The event provides a space where real people (human books) are on loan to readers. The goal is for the books to open up and share their stories. The readers ask valid questions to fully appreciate the life of the human books. Eventually this is expected to lessen discrimination, promote understanding and acceptance in the society.
Nazarbayev University Human Libraries started on March 30, 2016, and became a regular event. So far, we were able to invite people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+, young women in science among others.