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Seminar ‘Supporting the development of digital skills of persons with disabilities of all ages – Policies, strategies and tools’

First announcement ENTELIS SEMINAR: Supporting the development of digital skills of persons with disabilities of all ages – Policies, strategies and tools
26-27 November 2014 – Bologna Italy

The digital divide is a fact. Many people with disabilities do not participate, or experience difficulties in fully participating, in the digital society. There are many factors that contribute to this situation, ranging from environmental factors (physical and cultural barriers) to person-related factors, such as lack of training or unfamiliarity with technology. The ENTELIS network aims to reduce the digital divide by fostering exchange of information and good practice, by networking all relevant stakeholders and by contributing to policy development. The seminar will address the entire range of factors within a holistic perspective. However, in investigating possible solutions, it will particularly focus on person-related factors: it will explore how actions and measures aimed at the person’s empowerment and digital skills development can improve participation and freedom of choice in the digital society.

The pre-Seminar event (Wednesday 26 afternoon) will be targeted to the public-at-large, including policy-makers, journalists, non-governmental organisations, self-advocacy groups. Participation is free of charge. Registration is encouraged.

The Seminar (Thursday 27, full day) will be mainly targeted to education and rehabilitation professionals, service providers, researchers and experts in information technology and assistive technology. It will include keynote speeches, selected contributions from the participants and parallel working groups. It will be organised in such a way to promote the maximum amount of information exchange, reciprocal learning, networking and project incubation.

Fee: 150 Euro. Free of charge for ENTELIS partners and for members of AAATE, EASPD and EVBB. Registration is required.

Call for presentations (abstracts), programme and registration information: www.entelis.net

The seminar is held in the framework of the thematic event: (Assistive) technology as a Human Rights Enabler Bologna 26-29 November 2014

Open call for contributions to the ENTELIS seminar programme (pdf)

ViPi at Plovdiv International Disability Fair

ViPi is being presented by PhoenixKM at the Plovdiv International Disability Fair (Bulgaria) from 20-24 March 2014. This event is organised by the European commission and the Federation of Employers.

Booth at International Disability Fair (Plovdiv)

Booth at International Disability Fair (Plovdiv)

ViPi partner keynote speaker at CAVA 2014

CAVA 2014 logo

The CAVA 2014 conference (VI International Conference of Adaptive and Accessible Virtual Learning Environment CAVA 2014, Promoting an Inclusive Learning Culture) renews its goal of being the most important Latin American forum in which scientists, professionals and students exchange ideas and share their research results in the domain of Inclusive and Adaptive. ViPi project coordinator Karel Van Isacker will present ViPi outcomes in his presentation “Inclusion in Europe: a holistic view on the many affected domains to support integration and employability; the Belgian case study”. It will address in a holistic manner how people with disabilities are integrated into society in Europe, in terms of acquiring the needed (basic) ICT and ICT-based AT skills but also in terms of social competences. This will be presented with special focus on Belgium, and how this integration is achieved by using e.g. desktop and mobile based games.

Forthcoming events

ViPi will be present(ed) at following forthcoming events in 2014:

  • 15-17 January 2014, The North of England Education Conference – Nottingham, UK  Education: Innovation, Creativity, Employability
  • 14-17 March 2014, 14th KEM International Franchise exhibition, The Mediterranean Exhibition Centre «M.E.C.». The exhibition includes Education & Training sector.
  • 27-29 August 2014: CAVA 2014, Sixth International Conference of Accessible and Adaptive Virtual Learning Environments, Cordoba, Colombia: presentation project
  • September 2014: T-EST final project event, dissemination leaflets, etc., Izmir (Turkey)
  • 9-10 October 2014: 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning, Berlin, Germany: presentation project
  • 16 – 17 October 2014: ITAG14: Interactive Technologies and Games – Education, Health and Disability, The Council House, Nottingham: presentation project

North of England Education Conference – 2014

ViPi will have a dedicated booth at North of England Education Conference – 2014 (NEEC2014) in Nottingham, UK at the Nottingham Conference Centre on 15/01/2014.

North of England Education Conference - 2014

North of England Education Conference – 2014

Inclusive educative gaming: a holistic view

As part of the presentation “Inclusive educative gaming: a holistic view”, ViPi will be presented on Friday 13 December at 15.15 to 16.30 in room G2 Cailliau in the session “Video Games for Learning” at the Media and Learning event.

The event will take place at the Flemish Ministry of Education Headquarters (Hendrik Consciencegebouw, Koning Albert II-laan 15, 1210 Brussels).

ViPi booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013

Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

ViPi hosted a booth at ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN which took place on 4-6 December 2013 in Berlin, Germany. This is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors.
With a particular emphasis on how Learning Moves, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 focused on change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation.

ViPi presentation at ITAG 2013

NTU presented ViPi outcomes at ITAG 2013.

ViPi at ITAG 2013

ITAG 2013 LOGO

On 17 October, the ViPi paper “Piloting the ViPi curriculum and games with young people with learning disabilities” (Andy Burton, Nick Shopland, David Brown and Lindsay Evett) will be presented at ITAG 2013 at 10.00 AM GMT. There will be social media support throughout via https://www.facebook.com/iTAG.conf which will disseminate the presentations, pictures and video.

ViPi at Online Educa Berlin 2013

Online Educa Berlin 2013

ViPi will participate in ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN which will take place on 4-6 December 2013 in Berlin, Germany. This is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. Now in its 19th year, the conference will bring together over 400 speakers and more than 2000 participants from over 100 countries. In this environment which promotes international networking for all sectors ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN is the event for learning professionals to discover innovative solutions, absorb new thinking and bring home ideas in order to take action, implementing change in the field of technology and learning.

Learning is changing. Learning is also changing us. The world seems ever more complex, presenting education with new challenges. New technology can seem complicated too but it offers unparalleled opportunities, changing learning and enabling us to inspire others to learn. How is the world of learning changing? How does technology help us to change the world? With a particular emphasis on how Learning Moves, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013 will focus on change and the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation.