- DICE in Łódź
Between 2nd and 6th of June 2014 at Łódź University of Technology took place Erasmus Staff Trainig Week. Event was organized by the Office for Persons with Disabilities in cooperation with the Erasmus Office of Łódź University of Technology.
The topic of the meeting was to identify needs and exchange experiences in the field of academic education of students with special educational needs. The meeting was attended by representatives of Sweden, Turkey, Spain, Greece and Italy.
Foundation specialists have been invited to participate in the second day of the workshop in order to present possibilities of action for the people with disabilities, including area of access to education, and to share their experience with international projects. One of the points of the presentation concerned project and the opportunities created by DICE in the framework of the DigiPlace4All platform.
Foreign students were very interested in the newly arising platform for the exchange of information and mutual broaden skills in the field of accessibility of information technology. Particular attention was paid to the enrichment of the contents created by users themselves and to broad project’s target group: not only persons with disabilities but also coaches, teachers and employers.
With the promotion of international meetings on such a project has a chance to reach the audience not only with the partner countries and to contribute to the fight against digital exclusion of people with disabilities across Europe and beyond.
- DICE on the Krakow’s Week of Persons with Disabilities
Week of Persons with Disabilities, “I love Krakow ” is an annual project of an integration, organized by the City of Krakow and Malopolska Marshal’s Office in cooperation with regional NGOs. On 30th of May 2014 Foundation once again had the opportunity to present it’s offer for people with disabilities, including international projects’ results.
On a specially dedicated stall we were demonstrating DICE to Cracovians to show a new online platform, which is the main product of the project, created on the model of social media. DICE is based on the achievements of the previous project Gateway and develops using online resources on assistive technologies. The new portal will be enhanced with access to social media and user generated content to create a dynamic community based on close, direct relationships within 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. We strongly believe, that creating such a network of mutual support will reduce the problem of the digital exclusion of people with disabilities.
- DICE introduced at Higher Education Research Centre
The Higher Education Research Centre hosted a seminar on June 9th in DCU entitled “What can we learn from research to better support adult learners in higher education”. The seminar was supported by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and was part of their seminar series 2014.
The second presentation by Dr. Esther Murphy – Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT), NCBI – focused on peer support and digital technology research to support adult learners with disabilities in further and higher education.
She introduced the DICE – Digital Inclusion Champions in Europe project.
- DICE in Krakow
DICE project partners have gathered in Krakow (1-2-3 April 2014) to discuss progress in the project, and to prepare for the next steps.
- DICE at Plovdiv International Disability Fair
DICE is being presented by PhoenixKM and INTERPROJECTS at the Plovdiv International Disability Fair (Bulgaria) from 20-24 March 2014. This event is organised by the European commission and the Federation of Employers.