In early September, we at St John of God Liffey Services were thrilled to host a week-long training event for the SAID project. We enjoyed collaborating with dynamic teams from atempo in Graz, Austria, University Graz, and Trycamps from Finland. We joined Liffey Services’ Digital Accessibility Team to foster a productive environment.
This immersive event was about synergy; every team shared their insights, enriching each other’s understanding and honing their skills. Our own history experts, David Garland and Phil Seville created impressive digital history social stories for the group to better understand the local communities.
DigiCoaches and their mentors. Central to our mission is a model of school assistants, a concept that has thrived at atempo for half a decade, where adults with intellectual disabilities train to work in primary schools to support children with digital skills. One of the most memorable moments was the enriching exchange between the DigiCoaches from Graz and their Irish counterparts. This was an invaluable opportunity for our local DigiCoaches to delve deep, ask questions, and offer feedback on the tools and resources being developed to propel the programme forward.