On 12th and 13th of September RightToConnect project partners met online for the third transnational project meeting to discuss over the progress of the project implementation. The project, funded by Erasmus+, contributes to bridging the digital divide by creating accessible digital tools for people with intellectual disabilities. It was a fruitful two-day meeting as all co-design partner from Austria, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Ireland shared the state of play in their on-going training materials development and partner agreed to translate the materials in their national languages. On the first day of the meeting, partners discussed about the stakeholder feedback received from the two policy sessions organised in AAATE conference in Paris and brainstormed to identify further dissemination opportunities to publish scientific publication in upcoming international conference and events. On behalf of the Irish co-design team, Patrick Fitzgerland presented the draft digital competence framework which has also been co-designed with persons with intellectual disabilities. Lead accessibility researcher Aashish Verma shared the progress of the methodological guidelines which will allow all developers to be aware about the digital accessibility requirements for people with disabilities.
In day two, technical team of the e-learning platform (Hermes) together with all co-design partner (AIAS Bologna, Atempo, FJC, and SJOG) identified the accessibility updates in the current prototype of the e-learning platform. Following a practical roadmap to achieve the desired accessibility of the platform, a comprehensive list was developed, and all partner agreed to conduct follow-up online meetings in the coming weeks. The platform will be ready by end of October as planned for all co-designers to start using for their courses. Once launched, the platform will be available in five national languages (English, Italian, Greek, Spanish, and German). The meeting ended with an agreement to meet in Bologna for the last face-to-face meeting.
To know more about the project, please visit Right to Connect website.