On 15 November 2013, a ViPi pilot training session was organised in Nicosia, with students from the School for the Blinds and also a teacher from the Special Education School ICTeach.
The session was focused on the use of the ViPi tools by blind users. A student with advance ICT skills accessed the ViPi tools with the help of an NVDA screen reader and assessed the accessibility. The results have been reported through the mechanism established in WP7 of the ViPi project.
Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all: Final SYMPOSIUM of the ViPi & ATLEC projects
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Date: 4 December 2013 Venue: VLEVA (Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap vzw), Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium (Google maps) – Closest metro station: Schuman Participants: 100-120 Duration: 9:00 hours – 18:00 hours Event language: English Target audience: People with disabilities, teachers, trainers, tutors, carers, policy makers, academics, ICT and AT experts and their organisations.
8:30h-9:00h: Registration and welcome
Welcome – Jan Buysse (General Director, vleva)
Opening – Karel Van Isacker (CEO, PhoenixKM) – pdf
Sessions 1 & 2
SESSION 1 (9.00-10.00)
Increased independence for people with disabilities
Chair: Jean-Marie Vanhove, Inclusief Consulting, Belgium – pdf
9.00 – 9.20: EU Disability Policy: EC (presented by Karel Van Isacker) – pdf
9.20 – 9.40: More independence for people with a disability – Flemish context: Helga Stevens: member of Flemish Parliament – pdf
9.40 – 10.00: Discussion – questions
SESSION 2 (10.00 – 11.00)
Need for training in the use of ICT AT: Point of view of the users
Chair: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Bologna, Italy
10.00 – 10.20: The need for qualified training in the use of ICT/AT for people with disabilities: Wim Moeyaert (end-user expert) – pdf
10.20 – 10.40: Witness accounts of pilot participants: Steve Boussemaere (including ViPi video) – pdf
10.40- 11.00: Discussion and questions
Break + exhibition (11.00 – 11.30)
SESSION 3: (11.30- 12.45)
Training on ICT and ICT AT in service provision and the labour market
Chair: Jacqui Lewis, Greenhat Interactive, UK, with short introduction to current practices ICT Skills at European level – pdf
11.30 – 11.50: The need for training in the use of ICT/AT and experiences in vocational training: VDAB – pdf
11.50 – 12.10: Need for training in the use of ICT/AT and experiences in the labour market: VDAB
12.10 – 12.30: Need for training in the use of ICT AT and experiences in care: Luk Zelderloo (Secretary General EASPD) – pdf
12.30 – 12.45: Discussion and questions
Lunch (12.45 – 13.45)
SESSION 4 (13.45 – 15.30)
The VIPI, ATLEC, SGSCC, DICE and eMentoring projects – outcomes
Chair: Karel Van Isacker, project coordinator, PhoenixKM, Belgium
VIPI, eMentoring and DICE: Presentation curriculum: by Prof. David Brown (NTU) and Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM) – pdf
ATLEC: Presentation curriculum: by Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf (AIAS) – pdf
SGSCC: Presentation curriculum: by Mariya Goranova (PhoenixKM) – pdf
ViPi and ATLEC platform and mobile applications: Panagiotis Tsoris (Steficon) & Prof. Constantinos Mourlas (University of Athens) – pdf1 – pdf2
Break and exhibition (15.30 – 16.00)
Wrap up session (16.00 – 17.00)
Moderator: Jean-Marie Vanhove, Inclusief consulting, Belgium
Topics: What did we learn from the former presentations and what can we do about it?
Panel with representatives of ViPi, ATLEC, SGSCC, AAATE (Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf), EASPD (Luc Zelderloo), Jos Sterckx (Knowledge Center Social Europe), Wim Moeyaert (end-user expert)
Demo sessions and closure (walking dinner) (17:15-18:00)
Curriculums of different projects
ViPi and ATLEC learning objects and integrated platform
The projects ViPi and ATLEC have been partially funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
EuroCy organised a formal ViPi pilot training session on Wednesday 31 July 2013, in cooperation with the G. E. English Center. During the session, the participants had the chance to see and play with the games (PC and mobile) and some of the training content (through the e-Learning environment) created in the framework of the ViPi project, as well as to discuss about the (accessible) adoption of games and new technology in general in the education domain.
Very useful feedback was collected by the participants on the spot, while they will continue using the produced material in the next months and send also their structured feedback using the dedicated questionnaires/forms of the project.
Lithuanian situation regarding education and employability of people with disabilities (invited talks by representatives):
16:30 – 16:45 The National Association of the People with mental disabilities “VILTIS”
16:45 – 17:00 Lithuanian Association of the Blinds
17:00 – 17:15 Association of the People with Physical disabilities “NEGALIA”
17:15 – 18.00 Open (moderated) discussion among participants, to affect the present and future of the ViPi project
18:00 Wrap-up and closing
We had an interview with Teresa Aidukienė, Head Specialist of Pre-School and Primary Education Division of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science. She worked before as Head Specialist of the Special education Division.
The next ViPi project meeting will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 2-4 May 2012. It will start with a ½ day workshop in the afternoon of 2 May, while the project meeting is scheduled for 3-4 May in Druskune.
The ViPi project organises its 1st National Workshop in Larnaca, Cyprus on Monday 3 October 2011 (14:30 – 18:30) at the hotel “Henipa Crown Resorts”, Dhekelia Road, Larnaca.
The workshop targets and is expected to attract the following profiles of people and organizations:
Organizations representing people with disabilities
Individuals with a disability
Relatives of, or carers of persons with disability
Training Centers and individual trainers of any level that are experienced or are interested in working with people with disabilities
Intermediaries (Employment Centres, etc.)
Objectives of the Workshop
The Workshop will comprise an opportunity for the participants to receive information on the early project’s findings and to discuss directly with the project consortium and affect the future workplan. The high-level objectives of the workshop are summarized as:
Presentation of project work and findings (Basic ICT Training curriculum, ViPi Survey, ViPi platform technologies and integration pathway, Current work on mobile applications, Current work on Semantic Content Management enhancements, etc.)
Presentation of Cyprus situation regarding education and employability of people with disabilities (invited talks by representatives of Training Centers and/or Organizations of people with disabilities)
Open (moderated) discussion among participants on the above subjects, to affect the present and future of the ViPi project
The official language of the workshop will be the English, however, informal translation to/from Greek will be offered wherever required and for the participants’ convenience.
Registration The participation to the workshop is free of any charge, but preliminary registration is obligatory. In order to express your interest and register to the workshop, please, send an email or call Mr. George Milis at: +357 99587884, by Friday 23 September 2011.
Please provide following information:
Organization (if applicable)
Reason of interest
Transportation required? (please, see Transportation section)
Interested for lunch? (please, see Lunch section).
Considering the fact that the majority of the participants are expected to arrive from Nicosia, the project will arrange for a bus (free of charge) to transfer people from Nicosia to the workshop venue and back.
From Nicosia to workshop venue: 03 October 2011, 12:00 or 13:30 (please, see Lunch section).
From workshop venue to Nicosia: 03 October 2011, 19:00.
Please, explicitly state your interest to use the above service at registration.
Before the workshop and depending on interest expressed through registration, the project will offer lunch (free of charge) to the participants, at the workshop venue. Time: 13:00.
The ViPi KA3 LLL project (511792-LLP-1-2010-1-GR-KA3-KA3NW) has been partially funded under the Lifelong Learning program, subprogramme KA3 ICT. This web site reflects the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.