What's New - Episode 2: The Mind Inclusion project
Mind Inclusion 2.0 aims to foster the competencies of educators of intellectually disabled people across Europe through innovative solutions and to promote the participative co-creation. Specifically, the main goals of Mind Inclusion 2.0 are:
- Promote social inclusion and equity at local and European level through a participative approach and the empowerment of professionals working in the field of intellectual disability.
- Develop professionals’ competencies promoting new methodologies through the effective use of ICT tools.
- Create a responsive web platform that contributes to the sustainable and inclusive involvement of disabled people in the society and exercising their rights
Through a participatory user-generated content approach and ICT-based methodologies specifically targeted to intellectually disabled people, Mind Inclusion 2.0 developed an innovative web platform which gathers information about public places accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. Indeed, through the new platform, IDP will be able to review public places and spaces that are keen and sensitive to their needs.
At the same time, it stimulates a process at the community level, raising awareness, and promoting inclusiveness.
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2020, the project Mind Inclusion 2.0 organised a series of events to celebrate the official closure of the project and present the numerous results produced during the past 2 years.
The webinars saw the participation of great speakers and experts who animated interesting and enriching debates around 3 topics: the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities, the vision of youth about disability and inclusive technology and, last but not least, the link between digital and people with disabilities.
All the online conferences also served to present and disseminate the main output of the project, namely a digital APP conceived to help people with disabilities to have access to public spaces and to exercise their rights.
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Mind Inclusion 2.0 is a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission and lead by Margherita: Società Cooperativa Onlus (Italy) together with Polibienestar Research Institute, INTRAS Foundation (Spain), Social IT Software & Consulting Srl (Italy), Lietuvos sutrikusio intelekto zmoniu globos bendrija «Viltis» (Lithuania) and ALDA (France).
SMART is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020