people with intellectual disabililities

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Organization Name: 
Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid (Down Madrid)
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Project Description

Description Frase (max. 500 characters): 

Access to people with inatellectual disabiliities to the Information Society

Project Summary (max. 2000 characters): 

No gap 2.0 arises from the BIT Project, project created in 1999 by the Orange Foundation, Carlos III University of adrid and Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid. The objective of this project is to open new ways for the social integration, education and labor of people with Down's syndrome and/or intellectual disabilities through the use of information and communications technology. It is a Project I+D+i of technological an educational character.
Although there are legal regulations, both at Europrean level and at Spanish level, concerning to guarantee the access to people with disability to the differente environments, buildings, transport, etc,; it is also true that in many cases it does not solve the difficultuies that people with disability find every day. This consideration is even bigger, being the access to information.
While in other disabiliteis ther are adaptations and/or physical aids to ther technological environment, in the case of IDPs does not occur the samen. The access barriers that the technological environment presents to peopole with intellectual disability can be overcome thanks to the training systems and developments that guarantee the cognitive accesibility. In this way, they are learned attention problems, comprehension or navigation by the interface among others.
On the other hand it is evident that young people with disability, digital natives, must use ther own technological tools of the information society. And this is indispensable so do not beconme in "info-excluded".
For these reasons Down Madrid, through theri Project ICT "No gap 2.0" develops differents lines of action directed to facilitate the inclusion of people with intellectual disability in the digital society.

How long has your project been running?

1999-05-30 22:00:00

Objectives and Innovative Aspects

To overcome the digital gap that the information and communications technology presents to IDPs, from this Project we propose 3 objectives:
1. Train in ICT people with intellectual disability, professional and family
1.1. Create innovate spaces to develop the teaching activity.
1.2. Create technological classrooms
1.3. Develop a methodology of teaching-learning of specific ICT for people with intellectual disability.
1.4. Develop a technological competencies work of people with intellectual disability
1.5. Develop competencies of collaborative work trhrough ICT
1.6. Train other professionals on the use of technological tools 3.0
1.7. Sensitize families on the use of technological tools from an early age
2. Develpment of accesible tools for people with intellectual disability
3. Investigation


Describe the results achieved by your project How do you measure (parameters) these. (max. 2000 characters): 
ICT training of people with intellectual disability, professional and family 1. Cration of 7 technological classrooms. 2 installations for public use. 2. Design a training system b-learning, included in the platform no gap 2.0. 3. Development of technological competencies of more than 400 students annually. 4. To give clasess in teacher training centers of the Community of Madrid 5. Organization of Technological and Intellectual disability conferences of biannaual character 6. Organization of the Technological Week in collaboration with other entities: National Police, technology companies 7. Participation in Crogresses and Conferences Development of accesible tools for PDI 1. Adaptation videos in collaboration with Screens Frieds and Feaps with the objetive of sesitize and train in the safe use of the new technologies and to promotion of the responsible citizenship. 2. Trainig system. Internet ¡safe! Seto of explanatory videos made by PDI on the appropiate uso of internet Http:// 3. Author tools "DEDOS". Application tool in a multicontact table, tables for the creation of educational activities. 4. Graphic adventure: "Lucas and the case of the solen paiting". Directed to young PDI, it is about a graphic adventure in which you must go advancing in stages throug the resollution of enigmas in a logical way, interacting with characters and objects to complete the story. 5. CITI: It consists in a game, downloadable in the mobile phone or the computer, throught to create the technologies to the PDI in a simple and a fun way Investigation Award to the Educational Innovation of SIMO EDUCATION 2014 to the Best ICT Project Inclusive Education, Equality and Diversity, granted to "DEDOS Project" of ICT
How many users interact with your project monthly and what are the preferred forms of interaction? (max. 500 characters): 

In the following lines, I will detail the number os total beneficiaries:
-Technological classroom Pio XII: 17 students
-Technological classroom 3 Olivos: 117 students
-The Lighted House classroom: 26 students
-Reddo classroom: 8 students
-Ocupational Center: 35 students
- Special education school Mª Isabel Zulueta: 105 students
- Special education school Carmen Fernández-Miranda 60 students

Total students: 368 students/month


What is the full duration of your project (from beginning to end)?: 
More than 6 years
What is the approximate total budget for your project (in Euro)?: 
From 30.001 to 75.000 Euro
What is the source of funding for your project?: 
Is your project economically self sufficient now?: 
Since when?: 
2007-08-30 22:00:00


Has your project been replicated/adapted elsewhere?: 
What lessons can others learn from your project? (max. 1500 characters): 

People with intellectual disability are part of the actual society and the makes them in full rights cyber-citizens. Is our obligation, as an institution, develop all that activities that are precise to reach that they do not get locked out of this society in which they were born. For that, we must listen to them and make them participate of their information, of the designs and developments. It is indispensable, the forming part of the work team.

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Background Information

Barriers and Solutions (max. 1000 characters): 
The biggest difficulty with which we found is the source of funding. To develop this Project we need count on partners which believe in it, so wie invite you to know us and support us. We alse present this Project to all the convocations of support
Future plans and wish list (max. 750 characters): 
The publication of the plataform no gap 2.0 on septembre 2015, with adapted materials for the learning of: windowns environment, office, prezzi, google apps, directed to people with intellectual disability.
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