Diagnosis of comprehension difficulties of informative texts and texts related to human rights by people with intellectual disabilities in Greece, Poland and Lithuania. (IO3)
Study with adults with ID to research their understanding of basic human rights and their capacity to enjoy these rights in their daily lives (access to health, work, education, security, housing, participation in decision making, citizenship etc.). This study is based on a review of literature on accessibility and human rights for persons with ID and empirical research undertaken in Greece, Poland and Lithuania. Key issues of the empirical research with people with ID include the availability of appropriately accessible information and the capacity of individuals with ID to express their respective needs and aspirations. A research report charts comparative analysis and synthesis of the results, and provides conclusions and recommendations on the implications for information design and production for the effective inclusion of intellectually disabled citizens.
Recommendations and Instructions on improving access to information on human rights issues for persons with ID
Executive Summary of the Report and the Recommendations documents have been translated in Greek, Polish and Lithuanian and can be accessed through the respective national section.
Online platform for the education of people with intellectual disabilities. (IO4)
The learning platform provides learning materials and sessions plans adapted to match the needs and capabilities of learners with ID.
The Puzzle Course (http://course.puzzle-project.eu), a publicly accessible free online course developed under Moodle 3.3 open-source learning platform, can be easily accessed through the site’s main navigation menu. It is fully responsive in order to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience (i.e. easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling) across a wide range of devices, such as desktop computer monitors, laptops, tables and smartphones.
In addition the specially designed “Our Rights PUZZLE” app, available on Android and Apple Stores at no cost, provides access to some of the Project’s EtU materials on tablets and smartphones. The App can be downloaded here
Online platform for the education of people with intellectual disabilities
Informative documents in "easy to read" format and teaching and learning materials on the issues of human rights using the "easy to read" method for persons with intellectual disabilities. (IO5)
Informative resources in Easy to Read and Understand formats on issues of interest for end users with ID that have been identified through the needs assessment research (IO3). Learning materials include resources on human rights (civic and civil rights, labor rights, rights of education, accommodation, social inclusion etc.) designed for - and co-developed with - people with ID.
These informative documents and teaching/learning materials are developed in English, Greek, Polish and Lithuanian and can be accessed through the "Puzzle Resurces > Examples of Human Right Resources" page or the respective national pages A list of all developed Informative Documents is available here
Informative documents in "easy to read" format and teaching and learning materials on the issues of human rights using the "easy to read" method for persons with intellectual disabilities