6 and 7 June 20019 Transnational meeting following the conference at St Denis

Preliminary feedback following the Events of dissemination E1,E2

(Please note  general feedback from the participants is not reported here.)

 Generally  spontaneously offered feedback and opinions on the conference were very positive. The quality of debates and presentations was remarked on, concrete questions were specifically dealt with, the round table discussion on inclusion was much appreciated as were the interventions of Siddo Oumarou and M. Gohet.  Representatives from the Collectif 35 and other interventions were of high quality.  Positive evaluations of the different workshop sessions  were given, even if at times it was felt  by some that longer sessions could have been planned. They enabled also exchange of experiences between participants and representatives. The World cafe session was also appreciated and spurred particpants to potentially invest further  in the project. The need to form a ‘community of practice’ became more and more obvious throughout the session and was accompanied by a desire to stay in touch with the project and other particpants, thus combining personal and collective interests and dimensions. 

There were also a number of negative views shared among the participants. The most important of these being the fact that over 40% of people enrolled in the conference did not finally attend even after receiving an e-mail requesting confirmation. The fact that the conference was free  was cited by many. In the final report partners have mentioned that there were several people from abroad needing visas, and unfortunately these had not been delivered in time for attendence. Furthermore it was regretted by some that the content was frequently too difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to follow. No doubt  this particular area of accessibility could be improved. Certain similarly pointed out that the conference seemed very theoretical. 

Remarks about the Plateform

  • Easy to Read , Easy to Understand . It is nescessary to explain on the home page how Easy to Read , Easy to understand language has been incorporated into the project. Certain complicated words could be further simplified. The interest of voice off is very much open to debate. On particpant has offered to draw up An easy to read, easy to understand questionnaire for module 4. 
  • Time for debate for and for sharing experiences  during the plenary sessions would have been  much appreciated.

Questions concerning how the quizzes were marked have arisen. It will be necessary to explain in some detail the basis of how they are scored. 

A proposal to translate the platform into Italian has been made. This needs to be studied from a financial  and technical viewpoint.

It is felt that the the content of the modules should become fixed but with only minor revisions. It was also felt that a glossary would be of great utility.

A request for training from the MDPH (official assessment body in the Ille et Vilaine Departement) has been received. 

A film explaining the ParticpaTIC project would be most welcome  as would improved digital accessibility with respect with the employment of people with disabilities.

Preparation of the final report

Each partner should send their contributions for mid-July, the end of the project is sceduled for th 31st August 2019 .

A overall summary of  each workshop will be prepared through studying completed questionnaires and notes taken. A summary will be integrated into the final report subsequently. Similarly a report  based on the feedback and proposals elicited during the World forms. Lastly an overview  integrating the diverse evaluations of the conference will be drawn up.

Remaining tasks

Translation of the guides into Romanian  is in its re-reading phase whilst translation of the platform has just been initiated.  Translation into easy to read English of certain content items is also envisaged shortly.

A  renewed V2 version of the learning platform is planned for 2020.

A meeting of the GIFFOCH is planned for the 27 and 28 Novemeber. This will take place at Saint-Denis in the premises of EHESP.

The partners of the  forthcoming  will also discuss the future and management of the platform. This will include general reflexion on the rôle and mission of the GIFFOCH and more specifically the ParticipaTIC platform and its participatory collaborative organisation. 

Conference organised by ASA-Handicap at Sierre Switzerland  22/08/2019

This will take place following the final meeting on ParticipaTIC. The coordinator of the project at this occasion would very much like to give grateful thanks to all the partners for their contribution and work during three very active years. A wonderful project shared by all.

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Transnational Meeting at RENNES 29 and 30 April 2019

On the 29 and 30th April the partners were welcomed to IFPEK by Corinne Gaillard the Head of Continuous Training. She presented IFPEK’s different training programmes which include a number of sessions devoted to the theme of raising awareness of disability issues and  social participation.

The Methodological Guide

It was agreed that this intellectual product should be divided into two volumes. The first volume using the ADDIE framework will include  how to go about designing a  training platform with its contents, and a second will remind and summarise the principles of digital accessibilility.  The section on ‘methodology’  will be presented in form of information sheets drafted by the different partners. They will be checked and revised. Furthermore the production of a glossary of terms was validated. The Creative Commons licence was approved and adopted by the partners.

The different information sheets were reviewed and unresolved questions were discussed and settled. These included finalising the introduction, the choice of vocabulary, description of schema, uniformisation of terms and and illustrations and of course accessibility of on-line doculents and the platform.

Part 2 of guide has made greater progress. There only remain some minor modifications to make. These include checking the quality of  image definition, the dating of information sheets and introducing supplementary hyperlinks within documents etc.

This Guide, Intellectual product O2 ,will be transfered to USB drives. Each particpant at the 4-5th June conference will be given one.  This has meant introducing a tighter deadline, namely May 6th 2019 in order to carry out the necessary transfer of the guide onto memory sticks.

The translation of the guide into Romanian is scheduled for the 2nd week in May.

Conference 4-5 June 2019

The commission dealing with ParticipaTIC at the Collectif   Handicap35 has been invited to meet the partners on 29th April. Details will be given on  the organisation of the Round Table discussion and enrollments to the Conference. Due to logistic reasons it has been decided to place all enrollments arriving afer the 6th May on a waiting list.  Enrollments must end for 15th May 2019.  Lastly, the 2-day programme was examined  carefully in order to finalise last-minute details and so as to allocate tasks to the different members of the project  so as to facilitate logistics for the conference. To facilitate matters with respect to on-line subscriptions to the platform and the smooth running of the workshops personalised help for participants will be proposed during the 4th June cocktail.

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28 and 29 March : Transnational meeting at Bucharest

The partners met up in Bucharest to validate past phases and anticipate future phases of the project. These included :

The trilingual learning platform (O1)

Since December 2018 a number of improvements have been carried out on the voice synthesis and also on the Home Page. The aim is to render the platform operational for the end of May 2019, so as to be ready for its launch at the June conference. The French platform was cloned in the week of the 18th to 22nd March 2019.  These three platforms  (FR/RU/EN) are totally independent from each other. In the future they may evolve in different ways. Only the home page still needs cloning. Translations are currently being carried out. Maintenance and hosting arrangements are forseen until December 2021. Arrangements for after 2021will be discussed and decided by the GIFFOCH.

KOENA has carried out an analysis of accessibility of the home page of ParticipaTIC and has put forward suggestions for its development. With respect to the issue of accesssibility the partners call for realism and prudence since it will always be possible to improve the platform. Thus  current choices taken with regard to accessibility  should necessarily take into consideration this fact.

Certain  instructional videos are already available on the platform. It will be useful that such videos are complemented by a  text written in ‘Easy to Read/understand languge as well as providing guidance on how to tutor people with intellectual disabilities for instance.

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Promotion of the ParticipaTIC Platform

A possible collaboration with the project Handicap Innovation Territory (HIT)  (Label Inclusive city) which IFPEK is currently associated  is under study. The ParticipaTIC platform could be used in Brittany. One of the aims  of the HIT project would be to tackle the digital divide

Conference 4th and 5th June 2019

Since the begining of December the provisional conference programme  has been put on-line. This includes the enrollement form, enrollment management, and e-mail disemmination in different formats (‘postcard’ and A3 posters.)  The second part of the day of 5th June will be devoted to the ParticipaTIC project and the future devlopment of the platform. Each working group will prepare a presentation of its module for the the E3 workshops and also finalise its powerpoint slide shows. Questions on the future of the platform project  such as ‘ What’s going to happen after 2019 with respect to the platform ? How will it be administered ? Will on-line assistance be provided ? If so, how How will the upkeep of the platform work ? How will it be funded ? ‘ will be explored due the latter sessions of the conference. Through exploring needs and gaining feedback it is is hoped to facilitate the setting up of ties and partnerships. « With this in mind it is suggested that a questionnaire should be formulated and also participants to the conference will be asked to reflect on what needs they have identified and what future do they envisage for ParticipaTIC ? During the conference participants will be reminded of these questions and their possibility to offer feedback and suggestions for the future.

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