Projects in the Berufsförderungswerk Düren
National and European projects of the BFW Düren
Projects are planned, organized and mainly carried out in the research and Development department of the BFW Düren. In 1998 the R&D section was founded within the BFW Düren to start researches concerning vocational rehabilitation for people with visually impairment and to develop new and innovative products and courses, which will be afterwards implemented in the holistic services of the Berufsförderungswerk Düren. This work of the R&D section is carried out within national or European funded projects and usually in collaboration with other research institutes and/or other German or European training centres.
The R&D section focuses its work on two main topics:
1. Labour market research and developing new strategies for vocational training and job placement
2. IT development which includes the development of IT or e-learning training courses and software
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Overview actual projects
Overview past projects
- MEBUS/Let's Vitalize
Developing a training course for IT trainer to educate ViP
Developing a training course long term unemployed ViP
Developing a training course long term unemployed ViP with low qualification
- PROBAT I-III
Developing a helpdesk software for Microsoft Office optimized for blind computer-user.
Developing a BORLAND 5.0 C++training course for ViP
Developing an interactive and case-sensitive diagnosis software to analyze the optimal computer setup for computer users with visual handicaps
Evaluation of available E-Learning products for ViP.
Developing a modular training course for trainer in institutes for ViP.
Self diagnosis software for eye test considering computer setup and driving licence
Pilot project for empowering people with low vision to achieve a driving licence by using Bioptics and technical driving assistance systems
E-Learning project to develope an accessible LMS and CBT. Creating blended learning courses for the subjects English and Information Management.
Evaluation of EC funded project for the target group of visually impaired people.
Developing a free screenreader
- Discovering Hands (R)
Education of blind women as doctors assistant in palpation diagnostics.
Developing innovative audio-tactile learning materials
Creation of an e-learning interface for the blind and the visually impaired
Developing a network and certified blended learning course for E-Learning Coaches for visually impaired people
Developing a Knowledge Management and training system for trainers who educate:
- visually impaired
- and elderly people
- Medizinische Tastuntersucherin MTU (Clinical Breast Examiner)
Nationwide transfer of qualification of visually impaired blind woman in tactile diagnostics of breast cancer
Developing a training course concerning ICF classification system for professionals in education centres for people with visual impairment.
National project to improve the documentation tool "IMBA" (Integration of people with disabillities) and "MARIE" (Matching Abilities and Requirements to Increase Evidence) according to the requirements of visual impairments
Partnership project to evaluate the possibillities to implement the qualification as Clinical Breast Examine/CBE in three other European countries. (CBE= visually impaired blind woman perform tactile diagnostics to detect breast cancer)
Develop an accessible E-Learning course to educate visually impaired callcenter-agents
- Step Towards Light
Adaptation of the vocational training system "Telephone operator" and "phonotypist" to the vocational training system of Turkey