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Jul
23

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)

Apr
30

Sorry, this entry is only available in Eλληνικά, Italiano and Nederlands.

Mar
21

ATLEC’s paper “Providing assistive ICT learning for people with disabilities through a personalised mobile application” (Authors: Stavroula Papavasiliou, Karel Van Isacker, Constantinos Mourlas, Maria Saridaki) was accepted as full paper for presentation at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2014).

Mar
19

ATLEC 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)

Mar
06

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. ATLEC project coordinator Karel Van Isacker will present ATLEC 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.

Feb
17
Helga Stevens during the presentation

Helga Stevens during the presentation

Monday evening 17 February, PhoenixKM was present at the presentation of the leaflet “Een beperking mag geen handicap zijn” (an impairment cannot be a handicap) in the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

Feb
05

ATLEC at Times Educational Supplement

ATLEC at Times Educational Supplement (TES)

ATLEC at Times Educational Supplement (TES) North of England Resources Show incorporating Special Needs conference and the North of England Conference

Throughout the project there have been a range of dissemination events attended by the UK partners including the Times Educational Supplement (TES) North of England Resources Show incorporating Special Needs conference and the North of England Conference. This has raised the profile of the project amongst teachers, trainers and educational practitioners.
FAST (Foundation for Assistive Technology) who work with the AT community to support innovation in product development and good practice in service provision have added the aims, objectives and outcomes of the ATLEC project to their online database of AT resources. This represents a particularly successful outcome given that FAST have influence at a strategic policy level in the UK.

Jan
29

Sorry, this entry is only available in Eλληνικά, Italiano and Nederlands.

Dec
11
Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

Booth at Online Educa Berlin 2013, presenting project outcomes

ATLEC was promoted at the ViPi 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.

Dec
09

ATLEC at NEEC 2014

North of England Education Conference - 2014 - logo

North of England Education Conference – 2014 – logo

ATLEC will be presented at the 110th “North of England Education Conference – 2014 – Education: Innovation, Creativity, Employability” event, which takes place from 15-17/01/2014 in Nottingham, UK.

To register or participate, follow this link.