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We would be most grateful if you could distribute the following within your organisation and/or let us know whether you might be able to recommend examples of the use of ICTs to support disabled people? Please could you email [log in to unmask] to let us know where you have distributed the email further - for project records.
JISC TechDis, The University of Glasgow and The University of Cork are three of the partners in the ENABLE http://i-enable.eu/ which started in November 2011 and lasts three years. A network of 16 European Partners and four third country partners will develop an EU wide platform to gather information and investigate how ICT is currently used to support lifelong learning by disabled adults and how it could best be used to overcome barriers and increase opportunities. The project is operating with the support of the Lifelong Learning programme of the European Union.
We are seeking examples of the use of ICT* to support disabled adults across the UK and Ireland. As many as possible of these examples will be collated and added into a comprehensive database for dissemination and use across Europe and beyond.
*Educational technology or assistive/access technology and/or technology designed specifically for disabled people or for the general population.
If you are able to assist us we would be grateful if, in the first instance, you would answer these seven very short questions. Please send your response to one the email addresses listed at the bottom of the message:-
1. Which ICT (s) are you using to support disabled adults?
2. What type of adult education setting are you working in i.e. HE, FE, Specialist College, Community Education, Other?
3. In which subject/curriculum area are you using the ICT?
4. Is the ICT used to support people with a specific type of disability and if so what?
5. In your opinion is the ICT used at beginner, intermediate or advanced level or a mix?
6. What are the main benefits/impact of using it?
7. Would you be happy for us to contact you for further information?
Please respond by 31st May 2012 to one of the following:-
Shirley Evans [log in to unmask]
Marion Hersh [log in to unmask]
Ian Pitt [log in to unmask]
If you would like further information about the project please contact one of the above.
Shirley Evans – JISC TechDis
Marion Hersh – University of Glasgow
Ian Pitt - University of Cork