This project will, make available a free screen reader for blind people in Europe and distribute it directly to the target group.
Aim of the project
The screen reader, which is already available and basically functioning, will be made available to the individual project partners from the various partner countries for intensive target group pre-testing. Necessary adaptations and country-specific remarks will be made in a unified assessment protocol; they will be integrated into the screen reader programme code by one partner organisation. At the same time, a tutor training will be developed to allow blind and visually impaired people to work as tutors for the new screen reader in the individual countries and to support the target group with the use of the screen reader. In order to generate high relevance for the individual partner countries, the screen reader and all texts and tools concerned will be translated into the respective partner languages.
While the future tutors will be trained via an e-learning-based application and in a joint face to face tutor meeting, a big and broad information campaign regarding the screen reader will be launched with the help of all networks and target group associations. At the end of the project, it is the aim to broadly use the screen reader and its instruments and tools throughout Europe and to give blind and visually impaired people, for the first time, a free possibility to participate in e-Europe.
- Free screen reader in all partner languages, including all accompanying documents (menu navigation, help texts, manuals)
- Tutor training for blind and visually impaired people for the screen reader, partially via an e-learning application
- Information campaigns on national level
- Roadshows national for the screen reader
- International conference and symposium
This project is co-financed by the eLearning programme of the European Commission