Persons with disabilities
Access to art for the visually impaired person can be somewhat restricted. This is what inspired artist Clare McLaughlin to create the socially engaged art project, Seen – Unseen.
Organized by UNICEF and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, a conference "The right to inclusive education" dedicated to providing information about General Comment Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on inclusive education, was held in Sarajevo.
From the 21st to the 24th of May 2017, Graz (Austria) hosted the kick off meeting of the international project “All In” which is related to the topic of disability in educational contexts.
Beside Italy, the project involves 8 organizations from 7 different European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) and it envisages two years of activities, events and transnational initiatives addressed to social workers.
Arts & Disability Ireland is conducting a large scale survey in collaboration with disability and arts organisations. The research aims to understand how people with disabilities engage with arts and culture in Ireland.
The partners of the project ENABLE came together for an inclusive conference on the 11th May 2017.
Klaipeda University together with partners from Romania, Spain, Croatia, Portugal and Turkey is carrying out a Project „BUILDING BRIDGES: PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION AND WELLBEING FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS“ funded by Erasmus + programme.
The general aim of the project is to promote social inclusion, equity and wellbeing for risk families in Europe through an intervention program for parents of children with special needs.
The Project aims at solving the following objectives:
A sign language course has been launched at Manisa Mental Health and Diseases Hospital to prevent hearing impaired people from having trouble at hospitals, in collaboration with Sehzadeler Public Education Center. 40 hospital staff have attended the 120 hour training, which has “Let’s learn sign language and keep the communication”. 40 people has started to have 120 hours long training which will last for 4 months. Assoc. Dr. Erol Ozan, manager at Manisa Mental Health and Diseases Hospital, has told that they have started the course to prevent impaired citizens from having trouble. Mr.
The Engage and Educate Fund is open to projects which empower people through education, to achieve their full potential and to contribute to community.
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