To Upskill people with disabilities to work with primary and secondary students on how to use technology

About the Project

SAID: School Assistance – Inclusive & Digital

The SAID project aims to train people with disabilities to become School Assistants for Digital Education within the school system. This project aims to show that all people are experts in certain areas and that in a community, all people can learn from each other and with each other on an equal level. Vocational inclusion is directly lived here through the collaboration with people with learning difficulties, who will be actively involved in the project and who will act as school assistants for digital education. This provides:
A new innovative curriculum to produce School Assistants for Digital Education within vocational education and training. New employment opportunities for people with disabilities. A more inclusive society.

This project aims to show that all people are experts in certain areas and that in a community, all people can learn from each other and with each other on an equal level. Vocational inclusion is directly lived here through the collaboration with people with learning difficulties, who will be actively involved in the project and who will act as school assistants for digital education. This aims at a paradigm shift invocational education and training and the employment of people with disabilities, and a change in society.

People with learning difficulties will work directly in schools as experts and key personnel supporting digital accessibility in education. This makes a significant contribution in the area of professional digital transformation as they bring in new skills, accessible digital tools and a new professional attitude.
Forming a curriculum and corresponding training provided for this professional field will be a vital objective of this project. The added value of having the active school assistants from Austria involved as consultants and co-designers will endorse the value of inclusion and support the project’s success

Project Timelines

As of January 2024:

We are well on schedule. The analysis (Project Result 1) has been completed with the evaluation report. All partners are simultaneously working on creating the curriculum (Project Result 2), learning materials (Project Results 2.1 – 2.4), the methods manual (Project Result 3), and the guidance for schools (Project Result 4).

Project duration: 30 months – 01.06.2022 – 30.11.2024

Project number: 2021-2-AT01-KA220-VET-000049793

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