Project Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP Erasmus+ KA2

Project Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP Erasmus+ KA2

Project Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP Erasmus+ KA2 Project “ “Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP”” Erasmus+ KA2 Short-term joint staff training events: Introduction to OER for accessible , safety and secure traveling of visual impaired persons. ATSVIP's main project objective is to make traveling accessible and safety for blind and visually impaired people, trough development of barrier-free tourism OER and cross-traffic navigation solutions. Project partners: Lifelong Learning Network, Macedonia Internet Solutions for All, Spain Asociatia Babilon Travel, Romania The Learning, Teaching, Training Activity: Introduction to OER for accessible , safety and secure traveling of visual impaired people was held on 26-31 July in Ohrid, Macedonia in duration of four working days. The short term activities allowed the project partners to verify the produced material, to directly involve beneficiaries to use their knowledge, to gather feedback on the project results and indirectly to involve other stakeholders. The training activity together with other dissemination activities are the best way to share the project...
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Project “Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP“ Erasmus+ KA2

Project “Accessible travel solutions for visual impaired Persons ATS for VIP“ Erasmus+ KA2

Short-term joint staff training events: Introduction to OER for accessible , safety and secure traveling of visual impaired personsTravel by people with disabilities, also known as “disabled travel” or “accessible travel,” is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to the special needs of travelers with disabilities by providing more services and greater accommodation.ATSVIP's main project objective is trough development of barrier-free tourism OER and cross-traffic navigation solutions, to make traveling accessible and safety for blind and visually impaired people, the AST for VIP project aim is to improve the mobility and quality of life of these people all around Europe.Project partners:1. Lifelong Learning Network, Macedonia2. Internet Solutions for All, Spain3. Asociatia Babilon Travel, RomaniaThe realization of the project is a collaborative effort for :1. Creation of a methodological framework for accessible and safety traveling for visual impaired persons – IO1, responsible partner ABT2. Creation of an OER for accessible, safety and secure traveling of visual impaired persons...
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ATSVIP CONTEST FOR BEST STORYTELLING VIDEO

ATSVIP CONTEST FOR BEST STORYTELLING VIDEO

ATSVIP CONTEST FOR BEST STORYTELLING VIDEO The CONTEST is about best visual impaired storytelling, related to traveling experience alone within the project ATSVIP. It is a part of the Public awareness campaign for accessibility, safety and security during traveling for visual impaired persons. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS/GUIDE PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONTEST Visually Impared Persons Accompanying Persons No age limitation VIDEO REQUIREMENTS Video not longer than 3 minutes Language: English, Romanian, Spanish, Macedonian (optional) SELECTION CRITERIA Each project partner will select the best storytelling video in their respective country. The organisation will establish a commission consisted of the organizational staff / collaborators / stakeholders relevant for the project topic. AWARD FOR THE PARTICIPANTS The award for the best storytelling video will be participation in the ATSVIP training activity, held in N. Macedonia or a present for the participant provided by the organizer of the contest. The Contest winner in each partner country will be announced by 20th July, 2021 Please send your storytelling videos via wetransfer, by the 15th July, 2021 on the following email addresses: RO: office@babilontravel.net ES: internetwebsolutions@gmail.com MK:...
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ATS VIP 2nd Transnational Meeting, July 6-7, 2021

ATS VIP 2nd Transnational Meeting, July 6-7, 2021

The project "Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons" (ATS4VIP) is part of the Erasmus + KA2 Innovation - Adult Education program. Travel by people with disabilities, also known as "accessible travel", is on the rise. The tourism industry is adapting to the special needs of travelers with disabilities, offering more and more accessible services. The main objective of the ATS4VIP project is the development of open educational solutions related to barrier-free tourism and the movement of visually impaired people locally and abroad, solutions designed to make travel accessible and safe. The aim of the AST4VIP project is to improve the mobility and quality of life of visually impaired/blind people across Europe. To meet the proposed objectives, three project management meetings are implemented in Northern Macedonia, Romania and Spain, a training course in Northern Macedonia and this local multiplier-dissemination event, held in each partner country. The project partners are: • Asociatia Babilon Travel, Romania; • Lifelong Learning Network, Northern Macedonia; • IT Solutions for All, Spain. Associated partner: •...
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Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) Erasmus+ project funded by the European Union Travel by people with disabilities, also known as “disabled travel” or “accessible travel,” is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to the special needs of travelers with disabilities by providing more services and greater accommodation. Meanwhile, the sheer abundance of information on accessible travel is astounding — much of it generated by travelers with disabilities themselves. ATSVIP's main project objective is trough development of barrier-free tourism Open Educational Resource (OER) and cross-traffic navigation solutions, to make traveling accessible and safety for blind and visually impaired people, the AST for VIP project aim is to improve the mobility and quality of life of these people all around Europe. Project results: • Creation of a methodological framework for accessible and safety traveling for visual impaired persons • Creation of an OER for accessible, safety and secure traveling of visual impaired persons • Public awareness campaigns for accessibility, safety and...
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IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL developed the Multiplier Event of ATS VIP project

IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL developed the Multiplier Event of ATS VIP project

On June 17, 2021 IT Solutions for All hosted the multiplier event of ATS VIP project. Due to post pandemic COVID-19 restrictions, it has been run online on Zoom platform.The association IT Solutions for All, based in Malaga, carried out the multiplier event of ATS VIP project, “Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons”, on June 17, 2021.This event was addressed to blind people, visually impaired people and their companions, tourism and transportation professionals across Spain. The event took place online through the Zoom platform to guarantee the safety of all participants due to pandemic.The event was attended by 20 people, blind people, visually impaired people and companions. All participants reported a high degree of satisfaction with the discussion, as well as they were interested to know more about ATS VIP project.In this event, we presented to the audience the goals of ATS VIP Project, as well as all the stage of the development process of the project, so they...
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ATS VIP. FOCUS GROUP ONLINE HOSTED BY IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL.

ATS VIP. FOCUS GROUP ONLINE HOSTED BY IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL.

On June 17th, 2021 took place a virtual reunion related to the awareness campaign that is carry out within the ATS VIP project. The meeting was held by IT Solutions for All, the Spanish partner of ATS VIP consortium. During almost two hours, the 20 participants of the online meeting discussed and shared experiences and advice about travels for blind and visual impaired people. The topics covered were about travels and tourism for disabled people. We could know how often they travel abroad and within their own country, how are their experiences as blind travellers in relation to transport, accommodation and tourist attractions accessibility. The participants recounted positive experiences about traveling that they lived in first person, as well as the main obstacles that they usually find and, sometimes, these keep them from live the travel experience at 100%, normally they are related to the failure to adapt and the lack of professionals properly trained for some destination. They also shared experiences related to...
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<strong>Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe:</strong>

Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe:

The online identity of the DISK Project is taking shape. As life expectancy increases, Europe’s rapidly aging population continues to grow in number. According to the Eurostat, one in four people will be over 65 years old by 2050; social policies for the elderly in Europe often neglect lifelong learning, and this despite the fact that the sustainability of social protection systems relies on the autonomy and on the community participation of the elderly population.  On the basis of these gaps, Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe (DISK) will adopt an intersectoral and gender sensitive approach and capitalise on the valuable experience of its partners (8 organisations from 6 different countries) to provide the elderly with innovative and tailored training opportunities.   In particular, partners will carry out the following activities: Develop a dedicated OER Platform accessible to all, free of charge, in full Open Access mode and in multilingual versions (EN, FR, GR, IT, MK, ES) where all the content produced will be published. Develop...
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Training content and operational solutions to embrace Smart Working: the SWIFT SME platform is finally available

Training content and operational solutions to embrace Smart Working: the SWIFT SME platform is finally available

In the first months of 2020, as COVID-19 infections were rising all over the world, entrepreneurs and employers have been asked to close their activities and, if possible, to transfer all of their work online, forcing them to implement telecommuting solutions that, in many cases, have never been experienced before. A comprehensive sample of results emerging from EU sources[1], confirm that EU SMEs and their internal workforce lack a strong and reliable digital/ICT culture (specifically those located in the Mediterranean and Balkan area); a skill-lag that throughout the post-crisis exacerbated pre-existing gaps in terms of opportunities for long-term financial sustainability. EU SMEs are the most affected by the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Europe is “closed for business”, and while large companies have systems in place to implement telecommuting and smart work, SMEs (especially microenterprises) do not have ICT systems in place nor policies for their staff to work remotely. SWIFT SME tackles the challenge to equip micro and SMEs all across...
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Swift Sme KOM

Swift Sme KOM

The consortium joined the online Kick-Off meeting of SWIFT SME – Smart Working: Innovative & Flexible Training for SMEs, a project co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme On November 30, 2020, the consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of SWIFT SME (Smart Working: Innovative & Flexible Training for SMEs), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together six Partners from five countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain). The Kick-Off Meeting, hosted by the Centrum fur Innovation und Technologie GmbH (CIT) and Institut De Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl (IHF), was originally planned in Brussels, but has been rescheduled online due to COVID-19 restrictions. EU SMEs represent the backbone of the EU economy. Yet, they are also the least prepared to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and the related lockdown measures. Contrarily to large companies, SMEs are ill equipped for the shift to remote work, lacking as they are both ICT systems and policies to ensure business continuity....
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