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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Persons with disabilities

Anna Soffía Óskarsdóttir


| 25 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

How did Anna Soffía's organisation reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic? Since Fjölmennts provides a wide range of courses for teaching disabled people, most of their learners have severe to profound learning disabilities. So, distance education has therefore been a great challenge. Let's find out their experience!


| 1 September 2020
| by Elif Keleşyılmaz

The main aim of our project, ‘Dyslexia, The hidden treasure’ is to ensure that our teachers have sufficient knowledge and experience about the individualized education and content of individualized education for the dyslexic students to achieve the objective of supporting inclusive teaching and lifelong learning for students with disabilities, which is based on one of the EU 2020 educational purposes that everybody has the right to education.


| 28 August 2020
| by Daniela VASIC
Vocational school "Branko Radicevic" from Ruma, Serbia, has joined the Consortium for the realization of the project "Be Creative - Secure Your Future" funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme in the field of Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Partners on this project are the "Economic and Administrative School of Osijek" from Croatia and the Art School "Enrico and Umbero Nordio" from Trieste, Italy, while  the coordinator of the project is the Creative Center for Creative Development "Ideall" from Novi Sad, Serbia.


| 24 August 2020
| by UK National Agency

This blog is an Erasmus+ Story about a young Spanish volunteer who – despite having to return home when the global COVID-19 pandemic began – is still leading creative workshops for adults with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland. The team at the Black Box innovative arts venue in Belfast has adapted quickly to provide online sessions and workshops for learners with learning disabilities.

EPALE interviews: Régis Alvin


| 20 August 2020
| by Aleksandra Kozyra

It is very important for Les Papillons Blancs to work not for, but with people with disabilities. They work on their needs and they try to meet them with digital solutions. One of their main aims is to address the existing gaps. There is already a lot of content online that is addressed to people with physical disabilities, for example for those who are visually impaired or hard on hearing, but there is little available for people with intellectual disabilities. To get to know their needs, they launched a survey... one interesting conclusion? 
Check the interview to learn more!


| 23 April 2020
| by Goran Jordanoski

People with cognitive impairments (e.g. learning disabilities) still face barriers participating in educational programs and the labour market. The project COOCOU provides different aids for the counselling process specifically targeted to the needs of people with cognitive impairments.


| 29 March 2020
| by Fatma Susam Özsayın

Empowering The Employabilities of Low-Skilled and Low-Qualified Adults in Home Care Sector – EMPOWER4EMPLOYMENT Project (2019-1-TR01-KA204-076960) is funded with the supports of European Commission and Turkish National Agency within the scope of Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership in The Field of Adult Education.


| 19 October 2020
| by Fulvio Grassadonio

On 24 September and 8 October 2020 CEIPES participated in a series of webinars organised by the European Network of Innovation for inclusion. Thanks to this occasion CEIPES had the opportunity to show two of its best practices in the field of ERASMUS+.

The European Network of Innovation for inclusion is an organisation that aims to achieve a new form of cooperation between different European institutions and associations that were not previously connected to each other.

The Webinar cycle has been articulated in 4 meetings. CEIPES participated in two of them.


| 2 October 2020
| by Stefan Rankovic

The Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Sarajevo and the Association of Defectologists, Educators-Rehabilitators in Sarajevo Canton (STOL) organized the third international conference "Multidisciplinary Approaches in Education and Rehabilitation", from September 18 to September 20, 2020 in Sarajevo. The project team of the elementary school "Anton Skala" presented the Erasmus+ KA201 project "It's okay" via video call.


| 8 July 2020
| by Lucia Iacovone
Availl is a new Irish app that will ease the strain of life in cities for disabled people. The app is designed to find available disabled parking, disabled toilets in businesses such as bars and restaurants and accessible taxi.


| 29 April 2020
| by Roberto ZANON

Project JumptoJob! - Training job coaches & peers for young people with disabilities:

The first newsletter is out!

- Get to know the partners, objectives & activities of our project.
- Read our Environmental Protocol
- Learn from the good practices on young people with disabilities labour inclusion we collected.

Read the newsletter here:


| 10 April 2020
| by Angel Yagüe Criado
AppForDem Erasmus+ project (2019-1-ES01-KA202-065659) is aimed at creating a set of open educational and multilingual resources on dementia, with the purpose of implementing these resources in the national VET programmes for apprentices and professional caregivers in long-term care services (LTC).
Tuesday 27 October 2020, Sweden

Tillgänglighet enligt Funktionsrättskonventionen

Boka dagen om du vill fördjupa dig i vad tillgänglighet är enligt konventionen om rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning.

FN har tagit fram en allmän kommentar 2 för att förklara vad artikel 9 om tillgänglighet innebär. FN förklarar också hur universell utformning ska förstås och tillämpas.

Webbinariet arrangeras av Funktionsrätt Sverige och projektet Rätt från början i samarbete med Independent Living Institute

Friday 9 April 2021 to Friday 7 May 2021, Ireland

AHEAD Conference: Reconnection 2021. Call for Papers open!

AHEAD's annual conference focussed on topics of inclusive practice and universal desing in Further Education, Training, and Higher Education will take place next year. AHEAD is now looking for contributions for this online event which will take place over 5 weeks between 9th April- 7th May 2021.

Title of AHEAD Conference 2021: Reconnection: Placing Inclusion at the heart of online learning and support.

Wednesday 23 September 2020, United Kingdom

The benefits of accessibility for libraries in the digital world


Libraries and information services sit at the heart of our communities, but some users cannot fully access their library and information service's offerings. This free webinar will examine the rationale for library and information services to address accessibility. It will include an explanation of the tangible and intangible benefits, the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately, and an outline of the current landscape.

Monday 13 July 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020, Greece

Εξ αποστάσεως επιμορφωτικά προγράμματα


Διαδικτυακά Σεμινάρια Επιμόρφωσης με Βιντεομαθήματα
- Δωρεάν Παρακολούθηση - 

Έναρξη μαθημάτων: 13 Ιουλίου 2020
ΕΝΑΡΞΗ ΕΓΓΡΑΦΩΝ: 1 Ιουλίου 2020 
On-line εγγραφές στην πλατφόρμα:

Monday 23 November 2020 to Wednesday 25 November 2020, United Kingdom

World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2020)

The WCSNE is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in special needs education. The COVID-19 has put constraints on our daily life and there is ongoing travel concern in relation to the current pandemic. For this reason, the WCSNE-2020 will be held online. Registration fees are reduced to accommodate this new platform.

Friday 4 December 2020, Poland

Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa: Wirtualizacja codzienności osób z niepełnosprawnościami w dobie epidemii

"Ostatnie miesiące przyniosły duże zmiany obecności technologii informatycznych oraz powszechności ich wykorzystania we wszystkich obszarach życia społeczego. Epidemia wywołana wirusem Covid-19 spowodowała, że znaczna część aktywności w bardzo krótkim czasie przeniosła się do przestrzeni online. Edukacja, praca, zakupy, usługi medyczne, rozrywka i kultura zaczęły być dostępna za pośrednictwem sieci internetowych. Procesy te objęły również osoby z niepełnosprawnościami.

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| 7 October 2018
| by abdullah öztürk

 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.


| 26 October 2020
| by Andrew Rawson

This National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP) report from 2020 covers the experiences of members of professional staff in institutions who are working directly with disabled students. It has revealed some pockets of excellent practice with disability professionals reporting a good working atmosphere, supportive teams, excellent work-life balance and effective management at every level. However, the majority of respondents reported a difficult working environment both physically and emotionally.


| 17 July 2020
| by Sophie Alder
Funded by Erasmus+ with scientific guidance from the University of Edinburgh, the SHIFT Dance toolkit is the culmination of an 18-month research and development project. The SHIFT Dance toolkit shares the practices developed during the project more widely whilst raising the profile and skills of dancers with additional learning support needs across Europe. It is available in English, Dutch and Spanish and it is free to access. This toolkit will be particularly useful for dance practitioners at community, educational and professional level.


| 7 July 2020
| by Uros Velickovic

"It is OK" is the name of a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme that aims to contribute to building, strengthening and creating the skills of teachers who work with children from the autism spectrum. This project includes 4 partners from 3 different countries:

• Elementary school "Anton Skala" - Belgrade, Serbia - coordinator

• Association of Serbian Organisations for Helping People with Autism - Serbia

• Center for Autism - Croatia

• CSOP "Dr. Peter Beron" - Bulgaria


| 7 July 2020
| by Stefan Rankovic

"It is OK" is the name of a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme that aims to contribute to building, strengthening and creating the skills of teachers who work with children from the autism spectrum. This project includes 4 partners from 3 different countries:

• Elementary school "Anton Skala" - Belgrade, Serbia - coordinator


| 30 June 2020
| by Andrew Rawson

Working with universities, colleges and other stakeholders, the Office for Students has produced a series of briefing notes on the steps universities and colleges are taking to support their students during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also lists of resources and case studies that have been developed at pace that others may find useful and applicable to their own contexts.


| 26 June 2020
| by Ivan HROMATKO

This is the first of five eManuals, from the new series, covering the experiences of partner organisations within the "Educational theatre as the place of raising inclusion and employability of people with disability – Expander" Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in adult education.


| 22 April 2020
| by Jose Luis GONZA...

This handbook or guidelines raises awareness for digital literacy for all, especially learners with Special Educational Needs and outlines a set of factors to consider for a universal design, a design for all. When you design for those who have more difficulties, everyone benefits. This handbook highlights the need to eliminate barriers, considering the diversity of potential users, so that everyone can access the different social, educational and labour contexts.


| 22 April 2020
| by Jose Luis GONZA...
The aim of this English language handbook is precisely to help teachers, professionals and others involved in the teaching and learning of foreign languages to muster the basic skills necessary to accommodate their teaching to learners with Special Educational Needs.