In today’s rapidly developing world, where digitisation and technology stand at the forefront of how we communicate, use services and complete everyday tasks, our ability to confidently and safely use the internet and technology is vital to ensure our participation in our communities and our ability to find employment.
For many individuals however, the use of Information and Communications Technology poses another barrier to their full and active participation in society. To support individuals with learning disabilities, to develop basic English and IT skills the ACCESS project has developed a number of training materials aimed at both trainers and learners.
Launched in 2017, this Erasmus+ project has brought together project partners from Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia and the United Kingdom, with the aim to develop and implement specially designed training programs for persons with intellectual disabilities, in the fields of basic spoken English and basic IT knowledge in order to consolidate and strengthen the position of these people on the open labour market, improve their employability, reduce their social isolation and allow them to make friends and communicate with people in other countries using their basic English skills.
Learning materials of the projects and what you can learn from their experiences.will be availabe from the beginning of year 2020 on Erasmus+ Project Results Platform.
Hand in Hand Foundation – Hungary
Hand in Hand Foundation is the project leader and budget holder. Based in Budapest, Hungary, HIHF specialises in educational social care and training projects. HIHF will create user friendly versions of the learning materials in the ACCESS project.
Social Care Training Ltd – United Kingdom
Social Care Training Ltd specialises in producing training for staff who support people with learning disabilities. In the ACCESS project SCT will be responsible for devising the Basic English Lessons. For more info visit: www.sctltd.eu
FUB Stockholm – Sweden
FUB Stockholm is a Swedish NGO supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. FUB will be creating the modules covering all the basic essentials of IT and piloting the materials in Sweden. For more info visit: www.fubstockholm.se/
CUDV Draga – Slovenia
CUDV-Draga is an umbrella organization for people with special needs. CUDV will produce the easy read version of the internat safety materials and pilot the ACCESS project materials in Slovenia. For more info visit: http://www.center-db.si/