Partners

The ATLEC project has following participating partners:

  • Oak Field School and Sports College (contractor): Oak field School and Sports College is an all age school providing education to pupils in the City of Nottingham and surrounding authorities. The school provides an enriching and exciting curriculum catering for the needs of individuals. All pupils are statemented with Special Educational Needs and there are thorough and rigorous strategies in place to ensure that progress is monitored and targets are set. The school is a designated sports college with ICT as the second strand playing a key role in the school. The school has also been designated an International School by the British Council. As a lead school within the UK, they have access to many other schools and organisations that have experience and knowledge of AT. The school has been working with disability led user groups for the last 15 years in a range of European and other projects.
  • PhoenixKM BVBA (coordinator): PhoenixKM BVBA has extensive expertise in the fields of accessibility consultancy. It is focused towards the integration of people with disabilities in every aspect of daily life, and aims to achieve its goal by aggregating knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of education, training, and employment, and making it available to the targeted user groups through well-defined consultancy services, as well as private and publicly funded projects by our dedicated experts. PhoenixKM carries out these services and initiatives throughout Europe, but also beyond. We also have a new department that provides advice on the successful usage of social media in various business domains (media, music, service provision). Increasingly, this knowledge is being applied in all business domains in which PhoenixKM is being active, including the accessibility ones.
  • Αναπηρια Τωρα (Disability Now): Disability NOW (DN) is a Greek supportive organisation (NGO) with an established European profile, mostly managed by and for people with disabilities. It constitutes a major source of peer support and counselling, empowering people with disabilities with the appropriate knowledge and skills to self-advocate and exercise their civil rights. DN has been involved in partnerships in numerous and wide ranging National and European projects critical for the social inclusion of people with disabilities. Such projects have mainly addressed issues of accessibility, employability, education and lifelong learning, e-government and e-inclusion, independent living, peer support, adaptive technologies, etc.
  • Associazione Italiana Assistenza Spastici (A.I.A.S.) Della Provincia Di Bologna onlus: AIAS Bologna is a medium-size organisation (with approximately 100 staff members) for people with disabilities and their family members. Being a service deliverer itself it has more than 30 years of experience in working with end-users and AT. As a governing principle it always puts the interest of disabled people at the heart of its practice. Both End-user representation and technical competence are important factors for successful project work. Assessing and supporting people of all ages with reduced functional autonomy are among the core activities of AIAS Bologna. Its Assistive Technology (AT) Team operates an AT Centre (Emilia Romagna’s Regional Centre for Assistive Technology) that has become a leader and model of its kind in Italy. The AT team further operates on behalf of the City Government the Centre for the adaptation of the domestic environment, focussing on the needs of elderly and people with disabilities and aiming at their independence and quality of life. Every year about 300 persons with disabilities refer to the assessments teams of AIAS (18 staff members among which occupational therapists, educators, AT hard and software experts, a psychologist, an architect), as well as 600 professionals for advice, guidance, training.
  • Greenhat Interactive Ltd: Greenhat Interactive’s mission is to facilitate independence and access to sustainable employment for people with disabilities. Their Social Aims and Objectives are to pursue this remit through the development of accessible, pre-vocational learning materials and the capacity building of employers to make workplaces and employment fully accessible to the whole community by increasing their awareness of the potential of disadvantaged people to make a positive contribution to the economy. They use its skills and abilities and its experience of working with disadvantaged groups in the UK and in partnership with other organisations in all sectors across Europe, to develop a range of innovative projects to increase the employability skills of excluded groups. It aims to develop social enterprises, social firms and intermediate labour markets to increase the employment opportunities available to our target groups.
  • University of Athens: The Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens was founded in 1989 and currently offers courses to approximately 1,000 students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Faculty of Communication and Media Studies is in the vanguard in the field of communication theory and media practice in Greece. The New Technologies Laboratory (UoANTLab) has been founded in 1996, in order to serve education and research needs of the Department in the areas of new technologies and their applications in communication, education and the media. The Laboratory has a research orientation as well as a completed record of projects in areas including the theory and applications of new technologies and their products. One of the most active research groups operating inside the Laboratory is the Adaptive Content and Systems Group.