Title Vocational Education of Visually Impaired People Via Distance Education
Project Number 2010-1-TR1-LEO05-16757
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text we are working for equal life...
In our country, in terms of proper maintenance of social and individual life and social integration of visually impaired individuals, it is essential to increase and disseminate the education opportunities.
Moreover, when professional status is taken into account, it is known that the income level of disabled employees is lower than non-disabled employees that have a similar personal background.
Many visually impaired people is not able to work in a job related to their background, on the other hand, without showing their full job potential they have to work at low status with low wages
European countries offer extensive educational opportunities for vocational training of visually impaired individuals. The distance education system is one of the most preferred methods of education opportunities in recent years.
Within the scope of this system, various certification and training programs are performed by using learning management systems and software considering visually impaired individuals.
Thereby a concrete step was taken in creating equal educational opportunities for visually impaired individuals by participating in vocational educational processes regardless of time or location.
The opportunities related to vocational training and development of the visually impaired individuals are considerably limited in our country. This limitation is an important issue for the protection of social justice, individual rights and freedom and the fulfillment of legal obligations and effective use of human resources.
The universities and non-governmental organizations have great responsibilities at the solution seeking stage of above mentioned issues. However, solution offers for these issues form the starting point of this project.
In the scope of this project the outputs of an e-Learn-VIP project, which is performed and completed by German BFW Center (Berufsförderungswerk Düren Zentrum für berufliche Bildung blinder und sehbehinderter Menschen) will be transferred. By this way a new method which reaches large mass of people in the field of vocational training of visually impaired individuals will be acquired.
The LMS software available for visually impaired individuals will be transferred and developed in the scope of project.
By implementation of new modules it will be improved with pedagogical materials for the vocational education and the accessibility and the usability of this information technology to visually impaired people will be provided.
Additionally, certification training of call center agent will be realized by using this system and visually impaired people will be provided the vocational qualifications in a sector where they are employable.
By means of the certification training that will be prepared in English, German, Italian and Turkish, an international vocational training program will be implemented that enables employability of visually impaired EU citizens, as a qualified employee in growing call center sector.
Description First of all the target group of the project and the needs of the related sector have been determined. The availability of innovative training/instruction/education methods and tools so as to compensate the mentioned needs have been sought. The transferability of these has been investigated. E-learn-VIP project has been examined and the transfer of the project has been requested from its owner institution. The Italian institution ITD has been contacted in order to undertake the transfer, development and mobile application usage of this innovative project. A realistic strategy has been followed so as to include the Altınokta Körler Vakfı and Çağrı Merkezi into the consortium as silent partners in order to represent the target group and the sector, and to establish an infrastructure that can be used by various professional training programs and other fields of employment and in an attempt to enable transfer to be sustainable and used in real life instead of remaining solely in written terms under the cover of a file. Throughout the project the usage of technology for the improvement of life standards of disabled people has been observed. The bilateral relations established in the form of creating professional partnerships and teams in order to improve the existing systems and applications and generate experience transfer and brainstorming have been the positive gains of this project.
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information N/A