ACCESS – Sharing outcomes and steps towards the future
As we arrived to the final phase of ACCESS Erasmus+ project, partners are focusing more on sharing intellectual outcomes with the widest possible audience. We have impacted approximately 100 beneficiaries through 4 multiplier events recently conducted in the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Hungary. The events highlighted that some participants who are living with intellectual disabilities showed great interest towards the materials as well.
Launched in 2017, this ACCESS project under the Erasmus+ project has brought together project partners from Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. The project aims to develop and implement specially designed training programs for persons with intellectual disabilities, in the fields of basic spoken English and basic IT knowledge. The goal is to consolidate and strengthen their position 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.
During the final transnational project meeting at Budapest, Hungary, partners also discussed best methods and ways to keep the project sustainable and promote its open access. We also had a fruitful discussion about how to step forward and develop our materials in a frame of a new project.
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. For more info visit: www.kezenfogva.hu
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/