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Survey on ICT training needs for people with disabilities

09 June 2011 | 492 Visits | Rating: 4.8 (maximum:5)

Dear colleague,

The ViPi (Virtual portal for ImpaiRed Groups Interaction - http://www.vipi-project.eu) team would like to announce the release of the ViPi user requirement survey. The survey aims to assess:

  • the needs of the potential ViPi community;
  • the requirements for ICT training;
  • what training material is currently available;
  • which teaching approaches and methodologies are employed/most successful.

The survey is tailored to people with disabilities and organisations representing them, relatives, carers and trainers of people with disabilities, and also people dealing with the employment of and policy regarding people with disabilities.

While there are a high number of total questions, it will guide you to those parts of the survey which are relevant to you. The survey length varies dependent on your particular interest in the ViPi project, but should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. All personal questions are optional.

The outcomes of this survey will guide the focus of future ViPi project developments, and hence it is a very important part of the project. It is also your opportunity to express your opinions on ICT training for people with disabilities. Please spare the time to complete the survey, and guide ViPi in the direction that will benefit all stakeholders best.

The survey can be found here:

Many thanks in advance,
The ViPi team.

About ViPi:
ViPi (Virtual portal for ImpaiRed Groups Interaction - http://www.vipi-project.eu) aims to provide a “one-stop-shop” interactive portal & learning environment that delivers:

  • a comprehensive multilingual portal , with;
  • an embedded multilingual social community (for VET centres, PwD, ICT training centres, etc.), using the latest social media, facilitating interactive information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration, with access to all;
  • an accessible (WCAG 2.0) multilingual Web 2.0 enabled online ICT for learning environment to PwD, their trainers, with an interactive and vast repository of interoperable SCORM compliant learning objects (LOs) that focus on basic ICT literacy to allow PwD to grasp this core skill in order to be able to enter or sustain their employment in the regular labour market, enriched with intuitive mobile Java and Flash Lite based mobile and internet/PC based educational/serious games;
  • The final outcome will be an entire set of applications and services that will be streamlined via a blended educational and pedagogical framework, making full usage of the interaction possibilities offered by web 2.0, and localised, tested, piloted and subsequently fine-tuned with GR, BE, LT, UK and CY end-user communities.

The platform will equally act as a “one-stop-shop” for trainer organizations to find and contribute LOs that they can integrate in existing learning environments and practices. Using Open Source Software, ViPi platform extensions can be easily integrated.

ViPi platform will thus be able to support a fully accessible and Open Source based pan-European learning network and community, bringing together key stakeholders and gatekeepers (VET, target groups, umbrella organizations), while offering a vast set of reusable (PC and Mobile) LOs, supported by Web 2.0 social services.

The ViPi KA3 LLL project (511792-LLP-1-2010-1-GR-KA3-KA3NW) has been partially funded under the Lifelong Learning program, subprogramme KA3 ICT. This communication reflects the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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A great opportunity.

20 June 2011 | 1296 Visits | Rating: 5 (maximum:5)

Indeed ViPi's survey seems a great opportunity for people (citizens, stakeholders, etc.) to express their opinions on ICT training for people with disabilities. The outcome of this survey could be useful for similar initiatives and projects!

A bookmark entry to the ViPi survey (in Greek) can be found on the new Community of Practice (CoP) of the ADD ME! project (ADD ME!- Activating Drivers for Digital Empowerment in Europe - http://www.addmecop.eu/).

To view the bookmark entry please visit the following link: http://tinyurl.com/69r27sf

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