RTCN – Right to Connect: digital inclusion for persons with intellectual disabilities
Start: 01/04/2022 – End: 31/03/2024
The “Right to connect” project aims at developing and implementing digital skills of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PwID) to enhance active citizenship through digital literacy and to help them to actively participate in society by imple-menting specific co-designed IT skills teaching resources and e-learning tools. The participants with ID will be directly involved in the whole design process including also implementation of video tutorials and manuals to help other PwID to be actively engaged in digital communication, with a special focus on tools that support meaningful participation in social media and other commu-nication channels. The project will contribute to build digital skills for those at risk of exclusion and strengthen their dignity as full citizens.
RTCN will improve digital literacy for people with intellectual disabilities and aim at:
- The removal of barriers to learning and skills development related with digital accessibility;
- The development of knowledge and understanding of how-to best support PwID in expressing active citizenship through digital communication;
- Provide opportunities to PwID to self-advocate and to express themselves on wider societal challenges;
Project co-founded by the European Commission under the project Erasmus+ COOP-ENGO — Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Education and Training –
Project website: https://righttoconnect.entelis.net/
DIGI READY: Preparing better for inclusion in digital education
Start: 01/01/2022 – End: 01/01/2024
In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the world moved online which inevitably moved education online. The trend of digitalisation was accelerated, but not everyone was prepared and equipped with the right tools to cope with moving almost completely online. People with disabilities were among a few of those whose needs were not completely met.
In this context, when we focus the lens on education, vocational educational training (VET) centres took quite a hit as they had to close due to the pandemic. Adapting to remote teaching was and continues to be a challenge for the educational sector. To combat the lack of digital skills and necessary digital infrastructure, the DIGI READY project will attempt at:
- setting up of a new mindset with educators to use digital structures in their daily work
- according to the pandemic every VET center and school system has to deal with a new form of teaching
- knowledge how to transfer digital changes into the educational sector and to address all targeted groups of these institutions
The idea is to provide short, medium, and long-term solutions, innovative approaches and instruments for VET educators and decision makers with a clear focus on the educational environment and accessibility especially for learners with special needs for a good, well-balanced, inclusive digital education.
In the bigger picture, the outcomes of the project will come in handy to the education sector in Europe during any potential emergency like an earthquake, health crisis etc.
Project co-founded by the European Commission under the project Erasmus+ KA2-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training
Project website: https://digi-ready.eu/project
Start: 01/10/2020 – End: 31/08/2023
The SKATE project aims to impact on the quantity and quality of inclusive early childhood education in the countries involved in the project (and beyond), by generating knowledge on the appropriate use of digital and mostly innovative technologies in early childhood education and by disseminating this knowledge through multiplier events and publications.
The project responds to European ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) teachers’ needs to be supported in gearing innovative technology as resource for inclusive education and the SKATE project will deploy innovative resources from the field experience of Assistive Technology centres, EU and national policies fostering the take up of digital technologies in inclusive education, and the wide experience of participating organisations.
- To foster new skills and knowledge of teachers/educators for the appropriate use of technology/digital solutions to create an increasingly inclusive learning environment (but not technology as a goal in itself and at all cost).
- To increase the quality of ECEC as delivered by the partners and other schools by promoting early intervention with appropriate assistive technology for children with special needs or at risk of exclusion (leaving no one behind).
With the involvement of local ECEC services in the testing phases and the feedbacks collected from ECEC teachers, SKATE partners will realize the following outputs:
- Mapping, assessment and innovative approaches on inclusive technology for ECEC.
- Guidelines Inclusive classrooms for ECEC teachers.
- Toolkit: competency framework, learning programmes and assessment methodologies.
Project co-founded by the European Commission under the project Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Project website: https://skateerasmus.be
Start: 15/01/2020 – End: 14/01/2022
Building on the outcomes of the ENTELIS and IE+ projects, the ENTELIS+ project aims at developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values, as well as enhancing the digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups, particularly persons with disabilities of all ages, through strategic public and private partnerships.
Project co-founded by the European Commission under the project Erasmus+ Key Action 3 Support for policy reform
Project website: www.entelisplus.entelis.net
Start: 1/01/2014 – End: 31/12/2016
People with disabilities of all ages are at risk of being excluded from the opportunities offered by the digital revolutions. This project addresses the digital divide by strengthening collaboration and knowledge provision in ICT and ICT AT education across Europe. The network provide opportunities to assess the state of the art, to exchange good practise and to support change by the development of foresight scenario’s and roadmaps.
Project co-founded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning program.