Accessible Language Learning for the Wellness Sector
Based on the results of the projects ELLVIS and VET4VIP, the new project ALL4WELL will provide a job-oriented English course that will meet the needs of visually impaired masseurs and wellness professionals.
The project ALL4WELL requires the service of software/multimedia developers to transfer and adapt the computer-based English language course ELLVIS to the needs and requirements of Romanian, Italian, and German learners working in the wellness sector.
The ELLVIS language course (English Language Learning for Visually Impaired Students) is a language course especially developed for blind and visually impaired students. The course developed for Microsoft Windows systems (XP, Vista, Windows 7) uses force-feedback joysticks to create a haptic user interface. The course including instructions is available for download under http://www.ellvis.allvip.org/prod.htm.
The innovative user-interface of the course provides easy access to the content, thus broadening the possibilities of language teaching to the blind and visually impaired. The job-oriented content that can be put into practice on the spot will not only bring new motivational input to the students, but will also provide those students with tools to improve their versatility and mobility as far as language is concerned – and thus their employment outlooks.
UICI, Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired Florence (IT)
Bildungszentrum für Blinde u. Sehbehinderte (DE)
Tandem Hamburg horizont dialogo e.V. (DE)
Asociatia Nevazatorilor Brásov (RO)
Centrul Cultural German Brásov (RO)
Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband Österreich - Dachorganisation, Selbsthilfeorganisation blinder und sehbehinderter Menschen (AT)
Agens Arbeitsmarktservice gGmbH