International Conference
“Tech-Based Accessibility for
HE Disabled Students”
8 October 2015
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
Presenting the project
realizations
Carolina Madeleine & Jose Maria Fernandez
University of Alicante. Spain.
Realization Done by the UA so far…
• Host visit to the UA for all participants to show our best
practices,
• Supervise the...
Training in assistive
technology in Morocco and
Egypt
Training in AT
• I had the opportunity of
attending the three
universities.
• It was a great experience, I
tried to pass o...
University measures
• The AT adquired
• Braille Display, Braille print
• Screen Reader/Magnifier
• Transmisor/Receiver FM
...
Some problems with AT
Some problems with AT
• I noticed a problem that does
not happened in Spain, and it is
that disabled students enter
univer...
Some problems with AT
• To overcome this problem, it
is very important, for instance,
the job that Ahmad is doing in
the U...
Some problems with AT
• I also observed problems
regarding the accessibility of
certain technologies as they
are not avail...
Requests of the students
Requests of the students
Regarding accessible
technology
• More research in accessible
technology
• More resources for AT
...
More actions taken
More actions taken
• I have written several articles
about my experience during the
training.
• They have had a great diff...
What's the best part?
• I'm still in contact with Abdelbari,
the enterpreneur that I met in
Tanger
• With the people of th...
‫شكر‬ remerciements
thank you gracias
grazie ευχαριστίες
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Presenting the University of Alicante realizations for SWING Project

Presenting the University of Alicante realizations for SWING Project. Training in Assistive Techonology on Morocco and Egypt.
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  • 1. International Conference “Tech-Based Accessibility for HE Disabled Students” 8 October 2015 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
  • 2. Presenting the project realizations Carolina Madeleine & Jose Maria Fernandez University of Alicante. Spain.
  • 3. Realization Done by the UA so far… • Host visit to the UA for all participants to show our best practices, • Supervise the Need Analysis made by partners countries, • Participate in the Design and development of a model for Accessibility Centres • Advising in AT • Attend to the training visit in partner countries by Laura Soler, Mario Guilló, Domingo Martinez and José María Fernandez, • Oversee the dissemination of the SWING project.
  • 4. Training in assistive technology in Morocco and Egypt
  • 5. Training in AT • I had the opportunity of attending the three universities. • It was a great experience, I tried to pass on my knowledge and at the same time I learned a lot.
  • 6. University measures • The AT adquired • Braille Display, Braille print • Screen Reader/Magnifier • Transmisor/Receiver FM • Tablets: Surface, iPad… • Keyboards & Joystics… • Improve accesibility in the web services • Promote Volunteering • Sensitization actions
  • 7. Some problems with AT
  • 8. Some problems with AT • I noticed a problem that does not happened in Spain, and it is that disabled students enter university with not a lot of knowledge about technology and even less knowledge about accessible technologies. • Learning how to use a screen reader like Jaws, for example, that's difficult, and then using a web browser, a text-editor… that needs time. • In Spain there are specific associations aiming to train disabled people how to use technology • The Spanish Blind Association taught me how to use them (this association is similar to the ROA association in Morocco). when I had 12 years old.
  • 9. Some problems with AT • To overcome this problem, it is very important, for instance, the job that Ahmad is doing in the University of Alexandria, teaching AT to the rest of the students, apart from social networks, how to edit documents, etc. • It's a profile all universities should have as a staff member, … •in Africa…. or in Europe!
  • 10. Some problems with AT • I also observed problems regarding the accessibility of certain technologies as they are not available in Arab or they don't work in the same way as they do in English or in other occidental languages.
  • 11. Requests of the students
  • 12. Requests of the students Regarding accessible technology • More research in accessible technology • More resources for AT • More documentation about accessible technology in Arab. • Prefer documents Word that PDF. In general… • Adapted transport, • Professors need to be aware and adaptable towards the needs of the disabled students • Accessible furniture (chairs, tables), LIFTS! • Priority to sit at the front of the class.
  • 13. More actions taken
  • 14. More actions taken • I have written several articles about my experience during the training. • They have had a great diffusion in Spain and Latin America. • About disability in Morocco and Egypt and the partner universities. • I'm sorry but the last two still need to be translated into English! • Article1 Disability and university in Morocco • Article 2 University of Tetouan
  • 15. What's the best part? • I'm still in contact with Abdelbari, the enterpreneur that I met in Tanger • With the people of the association ROA I met in Rabat • With Ahmad, the accessible technologies specialist I met in Alexandria. I think sharing experiences and information between us is something unique. 
  • 16. ‫شكر‬ remerciements thank you gracias grazie ευχαριστίες