Our video as will be presented at our event
Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all – event
Final symposium of the ViPi and ATLEC projects.
With the support of:
Date: 4 December 2013
Venue: VLEVA (Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap vzw), Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (Google maps) - Closest metro station: Schuman
Duration: 9:00 hours – 18:00 hours
Event language: English
Tweetwall: view it here.
Target audience: People with disabilities, teachers, trainers, tutors, carers, policy makers, academics, ICT and AT experts and their organisations.
Agenda: view it here.
Two European lifelong learning projects (the VIPI and ATLEC project) will come to an end and the final Symposium will present their outcomes within a wider framework of learning, employment and independent living for people with disabilities.
The two projects are complementary as VIPI focuses on the development of skills in ICT for (young) adults with disabilities and ATLEC on skills and competences in ICT based Assistive Technologies.
The Symposium has a twofold aim: raising awareness among gatekeepers and policy makers on the need for ICT and ICT_AT training and on the other hand providing concrete curricula, methods and tools produced in the project. Highlighting needs and showing material to tackle those needs, is considered a valuable contribution to further equal opportunities and the participation of people with disabilities in learning and employment.
The symposium therefore presents academic and experience-based contributions, while interactivity, dialogue and information exchange is sought in parallel sessions and in the exhibition.
Other relevant projects and experiences are therefore invited to contribute with a poster or by sending leaflets to enrich the exhibition.
The participation of people with disabilities is incentivised by an accessible venue and by accessible presentations.
Registration is now available. Note that participation is only confirmed after receiving a formal confirmation email from us.
Need for basic ICT and AT training for people with disabilities – video
Interview with Karel Van Isacker (ViPi coordinator) on the need for basic ICT and AT training for people with disabilities. This is made possible through the free outcomes of the ViPi (www.vipi-project.eu) and the ATLEC (www.atlec-project.eu) projects.
This video was made by the Web 2LLP project (http://web2llp.eu).
Survey report – ICT training and learning experiences of people with disabilities
ViPi released the ViPi Stakeholder Survey – Consolidation and comparative analysis of findings, including the Research Methodology & State of the Art. Both can be downloaded in accessible pdf format.
The survey was devised in the early stages of the ViPi project in order to gain data about the ICT training and learning experiences of people with disabilities, the organisations representing them, trainers, policy makers and intermediaries. The report comprises the survey analysis findings related to ICT training, Community needs, relevant methodologies, pedagogical approaches, available training material, etc. Furthermore, it contains a comparative analysis, describing, assessing and comparing the national peculiarities and similarities of the end-user requirements in the different partner countries.
A majority of Europe’s people with disabilities are unemployed (ANED figures state over 60%). There are many reasons for this. Many people with disabilities have advanced skills but suffer significant barriers to employment. This is an important issue which must be addressed. For others, skill acquisition must be facilitated. ViPi aims to support and facilitate the acquisition of basic ICT skills for those people with disabilities who lack them.
ViPi aims to provide a “one-stop-shop” interactive portal & learning environment for ICT skills by delivering:
- a comprehensive multilingual portal, with;
- an embedded multilingual social community (for VET centres, people with disabilities, ICT training centres, etc.), using the latest social media, facilitating interactive information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration, with access to all;
- an accessible (WCAG 2.0) multilingual Web 2.0 enabled online learning environment for ICT for people with disabilities and their trainers, with an interactive and extensive repository of interoperable SCORM compliant learning objects (LOs) that focus on basic ICT literacy to support the acquisition of core skills by people with disabilities, in order to facilitate their entry into or sustain their employment in, the regular labour market; LOs will be enriched with intuitive mobile and internet/PC based educational/serious games;
- The final outcome will be an entire set of applications and services that will be streamlined via a blended educational and pedagogical framework, making full usage of the interaction possibilities offered by web 2.0, and localised, tested, piloted and subsequently fine-tuned with GR, BE, LT, UK and CY end-user communities.
The platform will equally act as a “one-stop-shop” for trainer organizations to find and contribute LOs that they can integrate in existing learning environments and practices. Using Open Source Software, ViPi platform extensions can be easily integrated.
The ViPi platform will thus be able to support a fully accessible and Open Source based pan-European learning network and community, bringing together key stakeholders and gatekeepers (VET, target groups, umbrella organizations), while offering a vast set of reusable (PC and Mobile) LOs, supported by Web 2.0 social services.