Title European Computer Driving Licence for People with Disabilities
Project Number A/01/B/F/PP-124.107
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text Thereby, further development and utilisability of the ECDL will be ensured and with respect to the integration of people with special needs, international communication between the range of politics, society and labour market will intensify.
The ECDL confirms basic knowledge on computers and skills in its most important applications. Being valid and approved European-wide, it raises prospects for jobs. Under perpetuation of standard and contents a “design for all” within the scope of project ECDL PD (start November 2001) affects the rise of comprehensibility and usability of the ECDL over and above the primary target groups (visually impaired/blind, hard of hearing/deaf, mentally and/or physically disabled people) for older people, immigrants and socially disadvantaged (regarding the accessibility to supporting documents and courses, special hard- and software examinal questions, teaching and learning materials). Further education shall be stimulated via special offers for education and adapted working materials.
This adaptation also aims in certifiying, and valorizing the vocational qualification of disabled people and thereby provides a significant contribution to their integration. For educational institutions in IT, these adaptations can be profitable regarding the match of demand and supply, training programs, courses for advanced trainings, quality assurance, updating of teaching and learning materials for clients with disabilities as well as additional acquisition of know-how.
Results developed by international partners within the course of the project shall be implemented into the structure of the ECDL and propagated European-wide by the ECDL Foundation, its partners in different countries and the European Disability Forum. Thereby, further development and utilisability of the ECDL will be ensured and with respect to the integration of people with special needs, international communication between the range of politics, society and labour market will intensify.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Utilization and distribution of results
Sectors Information and Communication