Start and end date:
October 2016 to January 2018
NL: Royal Dutch Visio
Aukjesnijders@visio.org (link sends e-mail)
iExpress myself aims on the exchange of already existing knowledge and development of new innovations in Europe in using assistive devices for Multi Disabled Visually Impaired persons (MDVI). Persons with MDVI are facing major challenges in expressing themselves, in communication and learning. Experience and knowledge in how assistive devices could help this target group is starting to grow slowly. Only a small number of institutes in Europe are trying to gather their knowledge and experience to create a practice based methodology. The MDVI target group is relatively small (although 70% of all persons with a mental disability have a visual impairment too) but complex. To get a good perspective and create a qualitative good curriculum from different perspectives, international exchange of existing experience has great added value. We would like to learn from each other, be inspired and raise to a higher level by working transnationally. With this project we want teachers, trainers and professionals to raise more awareness, competences and knowledge for ICT possibilities in working with MDVI. In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Visio developed a curriculum about assistive devices (pc, laptop, tablets). In this curriculum all stages of learning are described. The curriculum is a result of experience and best practice, in the project we want the curriculum to be tested and validated on a European level.