On the 8th and 9th of October, the partners of the Right to Connect (RTCN) project met in Brussels for their second transnational meeting. The project, funded by Erasmus+, contributes to bridging the digital divide by creating accessible digital tools for people with intellectual disabilities.
It was an intense and fruitful two days in which research results, design thinking workshops, training materials, and the planning of upcoming co-design workshops were discussed.
Meeting face-to-face allowed the consortium to share opinions and feedback on the project implementation. It was possible to test the early prototype of the e-learning platform. The e-learning platform, co-designed with people with intellectual disabilities, will help achieve the goal of improving the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
Pilot partners who are currently implementing co-design workshops, the participatory process of involvement of PwIDs, and co-design of training materials and the e-learning platform, were able to give valuable feedback mostly about the accessibility to course co-creators and end-users.
In the upcoming weeks, the partners will focus on the improvement and development of tailor-made accessibility requirements thanks to the collaboration between pilot partners, research partners, and IT experts’ partners; the organization of the training of trainers’ face-to-face event in Spain in which the participants engaged in the co-creation labs will train each other presenting produced materials and testing a prototype of the e-learning platform.