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The European Union supports a number of academic projects in the area of disability support and support in education. Here, we have idenified a number of different European Union projects and work undertaken by different organisations and higher education institutions within Europe.

 
 
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European Disability Strategy (2010-2020).

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SALEIE - Strategic ALignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions

The SALEIE Project is a three-year duration project (2012-2015) funded by the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme. It Involves 41 partners across the European Union (EU), two partners from Norway, one partner from Turkey and one partner from Russia. The project sets out to firstly explore and then provide models for ways in which Higher Education Institutions of Europe in the Electrical and Information Engineering disciplines can respond to current challenges.

Link to the SALEIE project web page.

 

ENEVA project - European Web Place of Projects on Disabilities

The project ENEVA proposes a thematic action in the field of LLL initiatives toward persons with disabilities. It provides a valorisation of the results achieved in the framework of EU LLL programmes (Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates) by means of a strategy aimed to contact most important stakeholders involved in the integration processes at regional/national and European level. This strategy consists in promoting the results about the specific issue organising a kind of ?logical framework? to help researchers as well as decision makers to analyse and compare solutions, experiences, methods and proposals.

Link to the ENEVA project web page.

 

ELDY - Eldy Association NGO

The Eldy Association is a non-profit organization which promotes social inclusion, active ageing, health and intergenerational solidarity with people aged 50+ through the use of technology. Its work focuses on a wide range of actions and policy areas that impact on older, retired and impaired people with a combination of easy and accessible technology and human support.

Link to the ELDY project web page.

 

ICT4IAL - ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning

The ICT4IAL project is a multi-disciplinary network of European and International partners that represent both learning and ICT communities. The aims of this network are to raise awareness and increase the visibility of the issue of accessible information provision and its relevance for equitable hspace="6" vspace="6" cellpadding="6" lifelong learning opportunities and to support accessible information provision within organisations through the development, trialling and evaluation of guidelines.

Link to the ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning web page.

 

ASSISTID (Assistive Technologies for people with Autism and Intellectual Disability)

ASSISTID is an EU COFUND programme. The ASSISTID programme, which supports 40 post-doctoral fellows, is co-funded by the European Commission and the charity RESPECT, and is coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute (DOCTRID (Daughters of Charity-Technology Research into Disability) Research Institute (RI))

Link to the ASSISTID web page.

 

Assistive technology research at the University of Southampton

Within the University of Southampton (England, United Kingdom), the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are involved in resaerch into assistive technology. A number of current and previous projects can be found on their web site.

Link to assistive technology research at the University of Southampton.

 

The European Access Network (EAN)

The European Access Network is a European-wide, non-governmental organisation for the promotion of widening participation in higher education for those who are currently under-represented.

Link to the European Access Network web page.

 

Access and Inclusion (ACCESS)

Access and Inclusion is concerned with achieving the equal participation of students and staff with disabilities in all aspects of higher education. It has a focus on international mobility for students and staff.

Link to the Access and Inclusion web page.

 

Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED)

The Academic Network of European Disability experts. It established and maintains a pan-European academic network in the disability field to support policy development in collaboration with the Commission's Disability Unit.

Link to the Academic Network of European Disability web page.

 

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent and self-governing organisation established by the European Union member countries to act as their platform for collaboration regarding the development of provision for learners with special educational needs.

Link to the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education.

 

ALLinHE

ALLinHE focused on the social inclusion for all in European learning and working environments. The project ran from the 1st October 2011 until the 31st May 2014

Link to the ALL IN HE web page.

 

Diversity in the Learning Experience in (Higher) Education

The DIV.ED project focuses on the complex topics ?Diversity? and ?acceptance?/?tolerance? applied to the academic learning context.

Link to the Diversity in the Learning Experience in (Higher) Education web page.

 

Lost in Transition Europe (LITE)

The LITE project aims to understand current national strategies that support the transition from non-compulsory, or mature learners, to Higher Education (HE) and build on, or develop new, strategies and resources.

Link to the Lost in Transition Europe web page.

 

European Masters Programme in Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

This Masters in Mental Health and Social Inclusion is a European Commission ERASMUS Lifelong Learning funded Programme which is being led by the University of Hertfordshire and partners in Italy, Portugal and Poland with key input from experts by experience.

Link to the European Masters Programme in Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online) web page.

 

ExchangeAbility: Fostering mobility of students with disabilities

ExchangeAbility is a long term project of Erasmus Student Network and it was developed to increase the participation of students with disabilities in mobility, and make Erasmus Student Network an accessible organisation./p>

Link to the ExchangeAbility, Fostering mobility of students with disabilities web page.

 

THENAPA2 - Thematic Network Adapted Physical Activity

The aim of the THENAPA2 project is to collect and bring together on European level, the information concerning physical activity and sport for older adults and to make possible the identification and the fulfilment of relevant educational programs in the students' curricula.

Link to the THENAPA2 Thematic Network Adapted Physical Activity web page.

 

European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education is an independent organisation that acts as a platform for collaboration for its member countries in the field of special needs and inclusive education.

Link to the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education web page.

 

Erasmus-plus project results

Search engine for Erasmus-Plus projects. Use the keyword DISABILITIES to find relevant project results.

Link to the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education web page.

 

Virtual Sign Language Project

Enhance the Social and Educational Inclusion through the use of new Technologies in Sign Language. A European Project under the direction of Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal.

Virtual Sign Language Project home page.