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One out of every six people in the world, approximatelly 1 billion people, has a disability. Many of those who are of working age not employed and since they often face with the lack of access to education, training and employment, a big majority of them live below the poverty line.
They mainly suffer from;
- Lack of education, while all the children in rural areas suffer from limited resources available for education, disabled suffer more because the available resources are not channelled to them.
- Lack of vocational training and employable skills, especially for disabled women, lack of access to vocational training creates barriers when looking for a job. Trainings available to them are out of quality and the exclusion of disabled from these is a fact.
Other lacks for participating in vocational training are; training materials in Braille, assistance in the form of special needs teachers, basic education or quality of education, sign language interpreters, and suitably-trained teachers.
- Changing labour markets, the jobs previously available to disabled are getting disappeared as a result of new technology which eliminates the labour intensive tasks. New work related principles are necessitating higher level of skills and already disadvantaged people fall far behind.
- Employers’ negative attitudes and perceptions about disabled people.
Towards this aim, specific objectives of the project are;
- Exchanging practices and experiences with disabled vocational education online;
- Identifying and analysing best-practices and current solutions;
- Understanding and mapping the specific needs of target groups;
- Developing and pilot testing relevant ICT or e-learning solutions.