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Social skills and creativity desktop game Inca Island

13/07/2015 in Home Page, Learning Object, News Feed

IncaIslandInca Island is a desktop game. The game is a first person role-playing multiplayer adventure game. The player works with an artificially intelligent non-player-character (NPC), to solve puzzles leading to an ultimate goal. Each puzzle is in a separate room, where solving the puzzle will allow the players to progress together to the next room.
The puzzles are broken down into groups to address different social competences identified in the research period.

The following six competencies were identified, and three rooms have been produced to target each:

  • Communication – How I express myself at work
  • Cooperation – How I can interact/cooperate with others
  • Conflict Resolution – How I solve conflicts with colleagues
  • Self Esteem – How I should feel good about myself
  • Self-Control – How I should control my feelings
  • Assertiveness – How I maintain my own opinion

You can download the latest version freely from the SGSCC servers. An English, Dutch, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Turkish, Serbian and German version is available.

The SGSCC (Serious Games for Social & Creativity Competencies – 531134-LLP-1-2012-1-BG-KA3-KA3MP) project has been partially funded under the Lifelong Learning program.

Characteristics of this LO

Is suitable for the following age groups: Adult (> 16 years old), Child (0 to 10 years old), Teenage (10 to 16 years old)
Is of type: Audio, Game, Application (software) for PCs
Targets users with the following impairment type or limitation: Learning difficulties
Is available for payment method: Free
Is available in languages: Bulgarian, Dutch, English, German, Lithuanian
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Social skills and creativity mobile game INCA’s QUEST

13/07/2015 in Home Page, Learning Object, News Feed

banner-incaINCA’s QUEST is an adventure game. The player’s goal is to solve puzzles leading to an ultimate goal. Each puzzle is in a separate game.

The puzzles are covering three different areas that address different social competences:

  • Understanding of emotions;
  • Self-esteem;
  • Understanding the point of view of other person.

You can download it freely from Google Play. An English, Dutch, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Turkish, Serbian and German version is available.

Disclaimer:
The SGSCC (Serious Games for Social & Creativity Competencies – 531134-LLP-1-2012-1-BG-KA3-KA3MP) project has been partially funded under the Lifelong Learning program.

Characteristics of this LO

Is suitable for the following age groups: Child (0 to 10 years old), Teenage (10 to 16 years old), Adult (> 16 years old)
Is of type: Game, Application for mobile devices.
Targets users with the following impairment type or limitation: Learning difficulties
Is available for payment method: Free
Is available in languages: Dutch, English, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, German
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Seminar ‘Supporting the development of digital skills of persons with disabilities of all ages – Policies, strategies and tools’

23/07/2014 in Home Page, News Feed

First announcement ENTELIS SEMINAR: Supporting the development of digital skills of persons with disabilities of all ages - Policies, strategies and tools
26-27 November 2014 – Bologna Italy

The digital divide is a fact. Many people with disabilities do not participate, or experience difficulties in fully participating, in the digital society. There are many factors that contribute to this situation, ranging from environmental factors (physical and cultural barriers) to person-related factors, such as lack of training or unfamiliarity with technology. The ENTELIS network aims to reduce the digital divide by fostering exchange of information and good practice, by networking all relevant stakeholders and by contributing to policy development. The seminar will address the entire range of factors within a holistic perspective. However, in investigating possible solutions, it will particularly focus on person-related factors: it will explore how actions and measures aimed at the person’s empowerment and digital skills development can improve participation and freedom of choice in the digital society.

The pre-Seminar event (Wednesday 26 afternoon) will be targeted to the public-at-large, including policy-makers, journalists, non-governmental organisations, self-advocacy groups. Participation is free of charge. Registration is encouraged.

The Seminar (Thursday 27, full day) will be mainly targeted to education and rehabilitation professionals, service providers, researchers and experts in information technology and assistive technology. It will include keynote speeches, selected contributions from the participants and parallel working groups. It will be organised in such a way to promote the maximum amount of information exchange, reciprocal learning, networking and project incubation.

Fee: 150 Euro. Free of charge for ENTELIS partners and for members of AAATE, EASPD and EVBB. Registration is required.

Call for presentations (abstracts), programme and registration information: www.entelis.net

The seminar is held in the framework of the thematic event: (Assistive) technology as a Human Rights Enabler Bologna 26-29 November 2014

Open call for contributions to the ENTELIS seminar programme (pdf)

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ViPi at Plovdiv International Disability Fair

19/03/2014 in Home Page, News Feed

ViPi is being presented by PhoenixKM at the Plovdiv International Disability Fair (Bulgaria) from 20-24 March 2014. This event is organised by the European commission and the Federation of Employers.

Booth at International Disability Fair (Plovdiv)

Booth at International Disability Fair (Plovdiv)

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How to use ViPi-skills?

27/12/2013 in Home Page, News Feed

ViPi mobile application screenshot

Mobile application screenshot

Here at ViPi-skills, we have created a number of tools to help you explore the learning objects, and join the community. Please follow these steps:

  • First register via the menu item on the right, as this is required to join the community, but also to use our mobile application;
  • After you have registered, you can join our community and start posting;
  • You can also download our mobile ViPi-skills application (for Android) and explore the basic ICT skills learning objects that have been uploaded (you can even comment on them, but first log in with the same credentials as this platform, easy!);
  • If you would like to become content contributor, you can contact us, after which you will be able to submit content. After we have evaluated your entry, this will be published online.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

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ViPi multimedia roadshow

06/12/2013 in Home Page, News Feed

ViPi launched its multimedia roadshow in the different partner languages, so you can explore the outcomes of the project. Enjoy!

Multimedia roadshow

Multimedia roadshow

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ViPi pilots started

06/06/2013 in Home Page, News Feed

Participants in the Belgian pilot training sessions

Participants in the Belgian pilot training sessions

Pilot training sessions of ViPi are now becoming active in Belgium (Ypres), Cyprus, Greece (Athens), Lithuania (Vilnius) and the United Kingdom (Nottingham). If you want to participate as well, contact us.

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Yes, I can! ICT and ICT-AT skills development for all – event

06/06/2013 in Home Page, News Feed

Final symposium of the ViPi and ATLEC projects.

Date: 4 December 2013
Venue: VLEVA (Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap vzw), Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Participants: 100-120
Duration: 9:00 hours – 18:00 hours

Two European lifelong learning projects (the VIPI and ATLEC project) will come to an end and the final Symposium will present their outcomes within a wider framework of learning, employment and independent living for people with disabilities.

The two projects are complementary as VIPI focuses on the development of skills in ICT for (young) adults with disabilities and ATLEC on skills and competences in ICT based Assistive Technologies.

The Symposium has a twofold aim: raising awareness among gatekeepers and policy makers on the need for ICT and ICT_AT training and on the other hand providing concrete curricula, methods and tools produced in the project. Highlighting needs and showing material to tackle those needs, is considered a valuable contribution to further equal opportunities and the participation of people with disabilities in learning and employment.

The symposium therefore presents academic and experience-based contributions, while interactivity, dialogue and information exchange is sought in parallel sessions and in the exhibition.

Other relevant projects and experiences are therefore invited to contribute with a poster or by sending leaflets to enrich the exhibition.

The participation of people with disabilities is incentivised by an accessible venue and by accessible presentations.

Please consult http://www.vipi-project.eu & http://www.atlec-project.eu for more information on the projects and for programme updates.

Registration is now available. Note that participation is only confirmed after receiving a formal confirmation email from us.

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The ViPi video

03/04/2013 in Home Page, News Feed

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A video message on ViPi and ATLEC project

16/06/2012 in Home Page, News Feed

Project coordinator Karel Van Isacker presents the projects ViPi and ATLEC.