ENTELIS+ project First Workshop:
Developing the digital skills of people with disabilities and older adults for a more inclusive digital society
The digital revolution has changed our way of living, learning, working, staying connected. Access to ICT has become fundamental for people’s participation in all areas of life, something that has become even more apparent during the recent COVID-19 global pandemic. However, more work has to be done to ensure that this digital society is inclusive, providing additional support to disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities and older adults.
The EU-funded research project ENTELIS+ aims to implement innovation in the field of digital skills for people with disabilities and older adults, helping to promote accessibility as a common European value.
The aim of this workshop is to present the work being carried out by the project and showcase the preliminary research results. Participants will also be invited to take part in a practical part of the workshop to identify and share good practices and their experience on digital accessibility skills and to help identify the key elements for developing more inclusive and accessible future training and education programmes.
Questions that will be addressed in the discussion:
– What are the key success factors in fostering digital skills of people with disabilities and older adults?
– How can we prepare a more inclusive and accessible future training and education?
- What are the main target groups to receive this type of training and what are their specific training needs?
- What type of training programmes should be designed (Type, access, level, duration, materials etc.)?
- Introduction and presentation of the project (Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AAATE/AIAS Bologna)
- Presentation of the methodology used and the research (Aashish Verma, JKU)
- Presentation of the state of the art research on digital skills for people with disabilities and olders persons, accessibility of service provision and the role of ICT accessibility in inclusive education. (Jon Switter, FUNKA)
- Interactive Session based on guided discussion (Moderator: Jon Switter, FUNKA)
- Conclusions (Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AAATE/AIAS Bologna)
Date: 9th of September 2020, 13.00-14.20 CET
Contacts: Magdalena Verseckas [magdalena dot verseckas at easpd dot eu] ; Evert Jan Hoogerwerf [hoogerwerf at aaate dot net]