• TIPS - feedback from the use of the new technologies with children with ASD

    FIRAH and its universities and stakeholders european partners publish TIPS - feedback from the use of the new technologies with children with ASD

    First page TipsThis booklet presents in the following manner: actual problems encountered by  parents and professionals are mentioned, followed by tips from parents and professionals to deal with the problems.

    It gathers answers of children and adolescents with ASD, to their parents, and to professionals working with these children on the use of new technologies. The questionnaires included questions on the digital tools and method of use, the different areas (educational, communication, logic...) in which they were used, appropriation, and specific questions on verbal communication and social interactions. The questionnaires were filled in by 111 professionals, 137 parents, and 90 children or adolescents with ASD, from Belgium, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

    Tips was created through the autism and new technologies program leds by FIRAH and the UEFA’s Foundation for children.
    Access to the booklet.

  • XVIIIe World Congress of the Deaf

    The XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Paris, France from 23 to 27 July 2019.

    The theme of this 18th congress will be « Sign Language Rights for All ». Six theme-commissions are settled : Sign Language & Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, International Co-operation and Development, Technology and Accessibility, and for the first time, commission about Health and commission about Employment.
    A call for abstracts is open until June 15th 2018.

    More information on the the call for abstracts.
    Website of the Congress.

  • EHESS Workshop - New Technologies of Personal Mobility in Comparative Perspective

    The Franco-Japanese Center for Advanced Studies in Paris (CEAFJP) is organizing this workshop around the issue of increasing technological advances for the service industry. This meeting will be an opportunity to set up a transnational dialogue on the theme of the contributions of the sciences of robotics engineering to the field of disability.
    EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris, Room 737
    Opening hours: 14h00-17h00
    For more information, click here

  • 2nd Conference of international mobility and inclusion of students with disabilities INnetCampus

    The purpose of the ONCE Foundation is to promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities through the development of:
    - access to university for students with disabilities.
    - transnational mobility of young people with disabilities.
    - programs for training and employment for people with disabilities.
    In 2015, the ONCE Foundation partners with the University of Granada (Spain), the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the Artesis Platijn University of Antwerp (Belgium) to create the INnetCampus project which is funded as part of the ERASMUS + program.
    The upcoming event will be the occasion for a debate on the next steps to improve the quality of education for people with disabilities.
    University of Granada on January 19, 2018
    To register click here  

  • Call for project - All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Unveils New Competition to Ensure All Deaf Children Achieve Literacy

    Education for all children is one of the challenges facing our modern societies. “All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development” is a product from the partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Vision and the Australian Government who promotes the right to education for people with disability all around the world. This international competition aims to increase access to language, literacy and education for deaf children. 

    To improve education and socialization of people with ear impairment this call for project is open to anyone with a technology-based initiative. 

    Submit your project by February 16, 2018

    For more information, click here

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