• Wednesday, January 17, 2024 (14:00 - 16:00)
  • Events, Technology, Education

EASPD-ADILE online event: Developing accessible online learning platforms for people with intellectual disabilities

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EASPD will host an online event on accessible online learning platforms for people with disabilities to conclude the ADILE project.

On 17th January 2024, EASPD will host an online event on the development of accessible online platforms for people with intellectual disabilities, in order to conclude the ADILE project.

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Context

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, people with disabilities suffered disproportionately from isolation due to social distancing. With limited and unequal access to digital distance learning tools and information, many people with disabilities experienced a significant deterioration in their quality of life. With this, ADILE aimed to boost the empowerment and social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) by promoting the accessibility of ICT tools for distance learning. The project aimed to:

  1. Define an online educational pathway for PWDs, focused on acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of active citizenship, media literacy, democratic values, and exercise of rights.
  2. Develop an accessible online educational platform dedicated to PWDs in easy-to-read language to foster equal opportunities for distance learning.
  3. Define a European distance learning model for PWDs.
Aim of the event

This online mulitplier event intends to bring together social service providers, people with intellectual disabilities, and other relevant stakeholders interested in accessibility, online distance learning, and inclusive education. It has three main objectives:

  1. To discuss the lessons learnt and developments from the ADILE project

  2. To jointly share and discuss the experiences and challenges of developing online platforms for persons with intellectual disabilities

  3. To exchange knowledge and good practices regarding online learning platforms for persons with disabilities

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Draft agenda

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome and introduction

  • Enrica Chiara Cappadonna, Project and Programme Implementation Coordinator, Controvento Catania

  • Catherine Lau, Communications Officer, EASPD

 

14:10 – 14:30

Presentation of the ADILE project

  • Francesca Dadomo, EU Project Manager and Coordinator, IMPULSA IGUALDAD (formerly Predif)

  • Elena Volterrani, European Project Assistant and Designer, BASE3

  • Catherine Lau, Communications Officer, EASPD

Moderation: Irene Morici, Project Manager and Founder, BASE3

14:30 – 15:30

Experiences of developing online platforms for persons with intellectual disabilities – co-production, technical approach, and disability rights

  • Hazel Nicholl, Researcher, Consultant,and Trainer, Instruction & Formation
  • Tony Davis, Self-advocate and Chairperson of Liffey Voices Self-advocacy Committee, Saint John of God Community Services Liffey Services
  • Sarah Gavra Boland, Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technology Facilitator, Saint John of God Community Services
  • Janina Arsenjeva, e-Learning Content Developer, International Disability Alliance
  • Luca Pagliaricci, Project Manager and Consultant, BASE3

Moderation: Renaud Scheuer, Head of Knowledge and Innovation, EASPD

15:30 – 15:55

Breakout rooms – Exploring online learning platforms for persons with disabilities

  • Luca Pagliaricci, Project Manager and Consultant, BASE3
  • Jesús Puente Belda, Digital Transformation Programme Coordinator, Fundación Juan Ciudad
  • Omor Ahmed, Project Officer, EASPD
  • Kalianne Farren, E-Learning Officer, EASPD

Moderation: Catherine Lau, Communications Officer, EASPD

15:55 – 16:00

Closing remarks

  • Enrica Chiara Cappadonna, Project and Programme Implementation Coordinator, Controvento Catania