Accedo 2.0 Virtual Community for people with intellectual disability
Accedo 2.0Virtual Community for people with intellectual disability
What is Accedo 2.0?It’s a 20 month long program, from 2009 to 2011, developed for creatingand testing a virtual community with social networking features,designed under accessibility and usability criteria and to be used bymild intellectual disability people.It is funded by Advance 2 Plans of the Ministry of Industry, Tourismand Trade.
Goals• Improving access to ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) of people with disabilities.• Enhance communication and the use made of the Internet by people with intellectual disabilities.• Improve the accessibility of web 2.0 on the Internet.• Facilitate the social integration of people with disabilities.
Who is involved?Esplai Foundation in Barcelona, UNED inMadrid and FASAD in Gijon as programdevelopers and managers with the support of 8entities from 7 different Spanish regions thatlaunch pilot testing of the community.
Pilot collaborators• ATADES from Zaragoza• APDIS from Utrera (Sevilla)• FASAD Foundation from Gijón (Asturias)• El Maresme Foundation from Mataró (Barcelona)
Pilot associations• Madrid Down Syndrome Foundation• Charity House Òmnia Point from Valls (Tarragona)• Basque Country Down Syndrome Foundation• Murcia Down Syndrome Foundation
Program’s stagesStage 1• Needs analysis with and audit online tool.• 8 collaborators selection for the pilot phase.• Equipment and training for collaboratorsStage 2• Community development.• Community implementation and pilot testing through 6 months.• Project tracking and analysis.Stage 3• Launching and facilitation of the open community.
Esplai Foundation promotes severalcitizenship e-inclusion projects• Facilitation and coordination processes on Spanish networks (Red Conecta, Conecta Joven, Xarxa Òmnia)• Employability towards ICT and professional profile definition of telecentre facilitators on Europe (Telecentre Europe)• Functional diversity and ICT (Accesibles Telecentres, Disability and ICT training, Accedo 2.0)• E-learning for social and digital facilitators.• Methodology 2.0 as a strategy for the social, professional and educational use of technology.
More information about ourprojects:http://www.accedo20.orghttp://www.redconecta.nethttp://comunitatomnia.ning.comhttp://metodologiadospuntzero.ning.com/http://moodle.esplai.orghttp://www.fundacionesplai.org