PROfessionals for Visually Impaired Persons TRAINing course
New needs are required by visually impaired persons as regards a better recognition of their skills and a greater will to have access to new jobs. The professionals who are supporting them in their employment or vocational training have some specific job qualification which can not fit all the demands often mentioned.
To fit the demand of the visually impaired, who would like an overall support such as rehabilitation or training so as to enhance their independence and job integration, the working or about to work professionals who act closed to that population need a global training for visual impairment in order to understand better the expressed needs and to support them in an optimal way.
Aims of the project
The purpose of this project is to develop a modular and interdisciplinary training program for people who will work in the education sector for people with visually handicaps. The final aim is to create on this way a high quality education for these professionals which covers all relevant aspects of the special requirements of interacting with visually impaired persons. In this project seven training institutes from six European countries are cooperating in several workgroups considering the subjects:
- Mobility and All day living skills
- Electronically devices
- Psychosocial aspects
- Optical and opthalmological aspects
PROVIPTRAIN is funded by the European Commission by the LEONARDO DA VINCI programme.
Coordinator of project
Rue du Vallon 51
4900 Angers, France
All project partners are member of the ENVITER Network