Garry Cleere Head of Affirmation Projects ECDL Establishment Dublin.

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e-Assessment Conference "Addressing Individual Needs" Garry Cleere Head of Certification Programs ECDL Foundation Dublin

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ECDL - Computer Skills For Life What is ECDL? The ECDL guarantees that the holder knows about the key ideas of IT and can utilize a PC and basic PC applications at a perceived level of fitness. Trial of functional abilities and capabilities ECDL is a perceived standard for PC proficiency Single concurred seller free/nonexclusive syllabus International Support - PC social orders, worldwide bodies, governments Computer society ethos - CEPIS

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ECDL Foundation Overview A not-for-benefit worldwide overseeing body of the world\'s driving PC aptitudes affirmation program Members - PC social orders in Europe Established in January 1997 by CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies)

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ECDL Foundation The Mission Help raise the general level of PC aptitudes in the public eye Establish a worldwide benchmark for center PC abilities competency and I C T learning Raise the level of ICT aptitudes in the work environment Provide a fundamental capability that permits all individuals to take an interest in the Information Society Be a comprehensive project, " Open to everybody "

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Τ he ECDL-F Validation Process Levels of Input CEPIS ( 250,000 IT Professionals) National Computing Societies Practicing Computing Professionals National Licensees Test Centers/Courseware & Test Providers Subject Matter Experts (SME\'s) Specialist Expert Groups ECDL Candidates

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The ECDL Program Map Levels of Certification

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Success & Development Community Snapshot 140 Countries 42 Languages > 5,500,000 Candidates > 20,000,000 Tests > 20,000 Test Centers Multiple Products Entry Level Core V4.0 Advanced Specialized 1% of EUROPEAN CITIZENS ARE ECDL CANDIDATES (Eurobarometer)

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ECDL Foundation Background CDL Concept – Finland , propelled 1994 ECDL Task Force built up 1995 Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) Pilot examines utilizing the interpreted Finnish inquiries as a part of 4 nations in mid 1996 The result of these pilots was to make a universally concurred syllabus - adaptation zero A global Working Group was set up to build up the syllabus, taking into account master conclusion and contribution from associations scholastic and business   ECDL Launch – Sweden 1996 ECDL Foundation - 1997 ( 10 European nations )

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ECDL Background Objectives 1995 To raise the level of fitness in figuring for every European native To expand the efficiency of all representatives who need to utilize the PC in their work and to empower better comes back from interests in Information Technology To guarantee all PC clients comprehend the "Best Practices" and points of interest of utilizing a PC

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ECDL Foundation ICT Literacy in Europe eEurope Action Plan " 02 highlighted the requirement for Digital Literacy ESDIS Committee Oct \'02 prescribed that ECDL: "be acknowledged as a vast essential IT accreditation plan" High Level Task Force on Skills and Mobility objective: " that by \'06 each of the 16 year olds in Member States will have gain ICT abilities " European eLearning Summit May \'02 "the EC ought to expand on effective current activities (counting ECDL) keeping in mind the end goal to create and overhaul center computerized education skill (counting higher request aptitudes) for Europe"

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The Need Measure and Mandate ICT Literacy is vital for full investment in the Information Society ICT Literacy is vital as an establishment to take part in eLearning ICT Literacy is the foundation of Life Long Learning

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ECDL for individuals with handicaps Challenge ECDL as PC proficiency "for all" Is this genuine ?? What suggestions : Influence on Syllabus definition Influence on testing Influence on Standards and Procedures

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Context Who does handicap influence? 9.8 million individuals in the UK have an incapacity under the DDA. The gatherings that have particular Issues with web and intranet availability are: Vision hindrance Hearing debilitation Motor challenges Cognitive weaknesses and education Many have more than one incapacity David Baines – Ability Net

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The Future Scale of the Issue At slightest one in four grown-ups is either handicapped or near somebody who is. Source: extrapolated from 2000 UK Population Estimates, Office for National Statistics. There are more than 6.9 million debilitated individuals of working age in Great Britain. They represent a fifth of the working populace. Of these, only 3.3 million are in work (approximately12% of the workforce). Source: Labor Force Survey – utilizing DDA meaning of handicap and Fewer than 8% of impaired individuals use wheelchairs. Source: Extrapolation from ONS Report 1995 cited in NHS Executive

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The Future Accessibility "Availability is about outlining so whatever number individuals as would be prudent can get to successfully and effortlessly , free of who they are or how they get to"

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The Need ECDL PD Project "The fundamental logic of ECDL-PD is to keep the level of the declaration untouched. The attention is on better instruments for preparing, educating and learning and improving the workplace" Four target Groups Blind and outwardly disabled Deaf and in need of a hearing aide Cognitive incapacities/learning troubles Mobility/physical handicaps

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ECDL PD Project ( P1) Austrian Computer Society OCG (P2) University of Linz (P3) MediaLT (P4) Berufsbildungswerk Paulinenpflege (P5) Asphi Onlus (P6) bfi Steiermark (P7) ECDL Foundation (P8) European Disability Forum WP0: Management, Organization WP1: Syllabus and Questions WP2: Teaching and Learning materials WP3: Accompanying Materials WP4: Center appraisal WP5: Evaluation WP6: Information, Dissemination battle T1 Blind and Visual ly impeded T2 Deaf and nearly deaf T3 Cognitive inabilities T4 Physical inabilities

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Project Partners

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ECDL – PD deliverables Project Deliverables Syllabus and Test assessment Sample preparing materials target bunches Information materials, check records, Test Center appraisal Dissemination, mindfulness raising

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Syllabus For every objective gathering every information thing of Syllabus 4 will be investigated and where is a need an extra data given

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Launch of Syllabus Version 4.0 Syllabus Version 4.0

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Training Materials Speech/Braille show

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TELL-IT Course Materials Multimedia, adaptable and keeping preparing program for at work preparing People with portability and/or visual hindrance Employment in the administration arrangement area and in helpdesk operations

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TELL-IT Course Materials For the Individual Enhancement of work open doors, employability and expert fulfillment. For the preparation associations Enhancement of nature of preparing, open door for new preparing administrations, consumer loyalty and a nearer connection to the significant business segment needs. For the administration suppliers Enhancement of their social profile by utilizing appropriately gifted and beneficial PSN. For society Enhancement of equivalent open doors for the burdened residents and, through it, lessening in the required social assets for their backing and restoration.

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Accessibility and ATES Testing An uncommon ATES is not attractive True "in application" frameworks could utilize the availability methods of the basic programming Questions must take into consideration all responses to be acknowledged The product must take into account delays - stop and begin the test The product must permit changing the ideal opportunity for tests, by the test administrator

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Questions for ATES suppliers ATES Providers Does the ATES work with assistive innovations? (also, if so - which ones ?) Where graphical/image components are a piece of the question items are alt marks connected in the thing so that screen perusers will work ? Is it true that all are the regular alternate way enters customized in the ATES? Does selecting usefulness work in the ATES? Has a proper text style and adequately vast size been used for address thing stems in the tests? Is the dialect simple to understand?      

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Awareness Raising Academic Papers Crete – HCI - International Conference on Human - Computer Interaction Dublin – AAATE - Assistive Technology – molding the future Linz – ICCHP - International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs Glasgow - International Conference on Information and IT Literacy Belfast – CAL - CAL03: 21st Century Learning USA International Society for Technology in Education

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ECDL-F PD Working Group Co-ordinate the exercises to guarantee that ECDL/ICDL can suit individuals with inabilities Work with the Syllabus and QTB bunch s Ensure Characterisation Test Template (CTT) addresses issues for all strategies for testing Ensure the Quality Assurance is kept up while pleasing the prerequisites Work with particular ventures, for instance the ECDL-PD Project bunch

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The Future Solutions Action to keep away from inconvenience Personal Needs and Computing Alternatives to standard console and mouse Understanding availability choices Inclusive frameworks

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The Future Magnification Software

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The Future Screen Readers

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The Future Motor Disability Tools People with engine troubles face challenges while exploring and interfacing with site pages. Ability, fine engine and coordination troubles can make utilizing a standard console or mouse troublesome. Console and mouse choices or voice acknowledgment can be utilized to explore and cooperate with site pages

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The Future Hand/Arm Adaptive innovation Alternativ

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