Entelis+ - Accessibility skills for a technology enhanced learning in an inclusive society
The main objective of the ENTELIS+ project is to empower educators to support their learners and service users. It is about reducing the digital divde by strengthening organisations to collaborate in the development of strategies and policies for digital skills development of persons with disabilities of all ages and older people.
The ENTELIS+ project builds on the results of the previous ENTELIS project as an innovative example of practice in terms of cooperation and networking, involving the connection of public and private stakeholders from different sectors.
The consortium analysed the existing knowledge on accessibility and accessibility of digital services to promote inclusive education.
The partners developed training materials and concrete plans to bridge the digital divide. During the implementation of the project, the partnership also built the capacity of the main actors responsible for the design and implementation of supportive frameworks (public authorities and service providers).
Target group(s): Adult educators, persons with disabilities of all ages, public authorities and service providers
Website or other online channels: https://entelisplus.entelis.net
In order to carry out a state-of-the-art research in digital skills and teaching, three main methods were used:
• Resources Collection Tool
• Consultation Questionnaire
• Training Needs Survey
The main conclusions arose from the use of the Consultation Questionnaire and Training Needs Survey tools. The Training Needs Survey tool was employed to gather insights on the initial needs of the ENTELIS+ partners and pilot sites for the development of the training modules. The major outcomes found from this tool are:
- Training needs: The training needs of persons with disabilities and older adults include basic knowledge of ICT, assistive technology and accessibility standards. Additionally, acquiring knowledge about the opportunities offered by technology in different fields like education, employment, and social participation, etc. should be encouraged.
- Involvement: Persons with disabilities will be involved in the training modules to improve their digital skills.
- Type of training: Online or on-site courses as well as remote support.
- Format of materials: Videos, webinars and interactive materials. However, there is a need to pay attention to literacy and cognitive abilities.
Type of product
Online resource Video clips / Films
Brief description of the outcomes
ENTELIS+ Animation Video
This animation video, demonstrates the impact of digital accessibility and assistive technologies. It highlights the lack of digital accessibility and assistive technologies and how it affects the daily lives of older adults, people disempowered due to social/educational background, and people with diverse (dis)abilities: Animation Video
ENTELIS+ training material
ENTELIS+ training materials help the social care and support providers, accessibility and assistive technology experts, teaching staff etc. to provide the highest quality training that is easily accessible to all students, guiding them through the process, right from the preparation phase all the way to the training itself. The partners released 4 versions (English, Italian, Greek and German) of the training materials and all useful materials used during the pilot training sessions: Training Materials
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
Within the project modules have been designed to be as flexible as possible. Organizations and adult educators can use the developed training materials in different settings online and offline.
The transferability potential is given, because the project offers a great variety of methods and inspirations to work with people with disabilities and empower people who work in an inclusive environment to reduce the digital divide.
Digital skills help foster inclusive education, more participatory citizenship, improve employability, and provide better career prospects.
Promoter of the initiative: Atempo (Consortium of 10 experienced european partners)
Country: Austria Belgium Cyprus Germany Greece Ireland Italy Sweden
Languages available: English Greek Italian German
Website or other online channels: https://www.atempo.at