EQUAL Ireland is heading up a new EU Lifelong Learning (Grundtvig) Project, which is seeking to build an academic framework around an exciting new technology for people who are disadvantaged by virtue of social, physical or intellectual reasons.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The EQUAbility Project ‘new solution’, which will seek to develop, in the context of the acquisition ofLearning to Learn, Learning to Learn (Technology) and IT Skills, will involve an exciting new technology for people who are disadvantaged by virtue of social, physical or intellectual reasons. The Project is now being considered by the European Union for funding and should it be successful it will attract around €400,000.
The EQUAbility Project ‘new solution’, which will seek to develop, in the context of the acquisition of Learning to Learn, Learning to Learn (Technology) and IT Skills, will involve:
1. The identification and acquisition of the relevant and available assistive learning technologies (ALTs)
2. The development of a new interactive and facilitated analytical tool for identifying the specific to person mix of ALTs required by the particular learner – User Needs Analysis (UNA)
3. The identification of suitable and EQF accredited transnational learning programme(s) in which to situate 1 and 2 above
4. The integration into a single adaptable inclusive virtual learning environment (VLE) critically encompassing the ALTs, UNA and a specific Learning Programme(s) into an EQUAbility solution for people with disabilities in the context of employment.
EQUAL Ireland (Ireland)
European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) (Belgium)
International Training Centre of the ILO (Italy)
Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) (Ireland)
Ulster Supported Employment Ltd. (USEL) (UK)
Microsoft Corporation (Ireland)
Assoc. of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE)
Pascual, Presa y Consultores Asociados (Spain)