ERASMUS + KA2 – DIGIVETT4VIP (The Missing Tile)

DIGIVETT4VIP (The Missing Tile - il Tassello Mancante) - Il Tutor Digitale per Non Vedenti e Ipovedenti

KA210-VET - Small-scale partnerships in vocational education and training

The DIGIVETT4VIP - MISSING TILE project promotes social inclusion, aiming to improve awareness/stability within the labour market of people with disabilities, with particular regard to visual impairment. This objective will be pursued by acting on existing practitioners and trainers of Blind Organizations with specific guidance assignments and/or support services within VET tailored pathways - targeted to blind and visually imparted (VIP) - focused on the use of the latest assistive technologies (software, programs, devices, etc.). In particular, they will support users in overcoming the difficulties arising from the poor usability of software/procedures, providing remote assistance and support service. Therefore, the project aims to help improve the quality of the work and practices of the organizations involved and allow the improvement of their services through the professional development of their internal staff. It will be done mainly through the updating of their personal digital skills and competences, with particular regard to those related to the management and use of assistive technologies, so that they become more and more in line with the unique needs of their users.

For this purpose, good practices will be highlighted in each partner country (Italy and Poland), through the results that will be developed during the project, namely: a mapping of the most used assistive ICT tools for accessibility by VI workers; highlighting the most common technical problems encountered by IT users in using assisted IT in the workplace; a codification/systematisation of standardised technical indications to be applied by operators to solve technical problems and remote assistance actions and finally a description of the procedure with the technical instructions and digital skills necessary for operators for remote assistance action. These objectives will be pursued by deepening some common needs and issues already shared and focused by blind partner organisations (UIC-PZN) as part of their usual international networking activities. In both countries, the lack of adequate professional support has been identified - the "missing tile" - which can lead blinds and IVs to overcome technological problems in the use of their work assistance devices and consequently in the improvement of their working conditions and performance. These skills will be a tailor-made package of ICT-focused technology skills to be provided to operators.

The project therefore intends to respond to the identified needs and objectives of the partners by making a concrete contribution to overcome the gap regarding the usability of software, applications, procedures and sectoral content that the blind employee/ self-employed person must manage in order to carry out one or more specific tasks related to their work.

The PARTNERSHIP

Applicant

UIC Unione Italiana Ciechi - Consiglio Regionale Toscana (IT)

European Partners

Centro Machiavelli Srl  - Training Agency & EU Projects Dept. (Firenze, ITA)

Polski Zwiazek Niewidomych - PZN, Warszawa (PL)

DURATION 24 MONTHS

Start date: 01-03-2022

End date: 01-03-2024

KA210-VET - Small-scale partnerships in vocational education and training

Code: 2021-2-IT01-KA210-VET-000050949