Accessible DIstance LEarning

Promoting the empowerment and social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) with the accessibility of ICT tools for distance learning. Contributing to the removal of social barriers and obstacles, through learning activities aimed at promoting civic education in a logic of inclusion for PWID.

As stated in the “Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030,” there are still many barriers for persons with disabilities in terms of access to health care, education, employment, recreation, as well as in participation in political life, which limit their participation in society on an equal basis with others.

The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified barriers and inequalities (UN Resources on Persons with Disabilities and COVID-19). People with disabilities have suffered from isolation due to social distancing rules, while limited accessibility of ICT tools, distance learning, and access to information related to COVID-19 have led to a deterioration in their quality of life.

The use of distance learning tools to address these gaps proved to be a viable solution, but several problems emerged regarding the accessibility of currently existing virtual platforms for PWID.

Specific Objectives

SO1

Define an online educational pathway for PWID, specifically focused on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities aimed at improving autonomy, in the field of active citizenship, media literacy, democratic values, exercise of rights.

SO2

Develop an accessible online educational platform dedicated to PWIDI, in easy-to-read language, in order to foster equal opportunities for distance learning.

SO3

Define a European distance learning model for PWID.

Results

ADILE Toolkit

ADILE will develop an online training course dedicated to PWDs with the aim of improving their understanding of the world around them and increase their autonomy.

ADILE Educational Platform

The platform constitutes the central node of the project, through which the accessible distance model of education proposed by ADILE will be experimented.

ADILE Guidelines

ADILE guidelines for the establishment of a European model for e accessible distance learning for people with intellectual disabilities.

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