- DICE featured on IncluD-ed
DICE was featured as good practice on the IncluD-ed portal.
- DICE on the Fully Abled Student in Kraków
The 8th edition of the Fully Abled Student Conference was held in Krakow from 29-30 October 2014. The yearly event, organized by the Foundation Institute for Regional Development (FIRR), gathers representatives of universities from Poland as well as non-governmental organizations, government institutions and politician. Among various presentations concerning challenges and good practices connected with life of student with disabilities on the 30th of October, there was also a Dice Project presentation. The presentation focused on the introduction of the DigiPlace4All platform.
Ms. Kinga Dumnicka and Ms. Małgorzata Polak talked with great enthusiasm about the idea of peer to peer support. This type of support is the essence and heart of project and the related platform.
The DigiPlace4all portal will be enhanced with access to social media and user generated content to create a dynamic community based on close, direct relationships among people with disabilities, coaches and teachers, and employers.
With this tool, people with disabilities will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and get information on the latest accessible technologies. Creating such a network of mutual support will reduce the problem of the digital exclusion of people with disabilities. The presentation ended with showing the promotional video.
- DigiPlace4all podcast
This month Stuart Lawler interviewed Mark Magennis about DigiPlace4all. You can listen at it via the NCBI Technology Podcast, produced by Stuart Lawler.
Dr. Mark Magennis, from NCBI’s Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT) , gave an update on the European Union funded project called DICE, and introduced us to the project’s new website, DigiPlace4All.
- European Day of people with Disabilities – policy event
We are excited to attend the policy event “Building together a barrier-free Europe – Celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities” which will take place in Brussels on 2-3 December 2014 at the Charlemagne building.
We will have a dedicated booth there with live demonstrations.
- DigiPlace4all video
How to get peer support to build digital skills on DigiPlace4all is detailed in below video.