RTCN_Right To Connect

101049125 – RTCN – ERASMUS-EDU_2021_PCOOP_ENGO

Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Education and Training – European NGOs

Duration: 24 months

01.04.2022 – 31.03.2024



Project Consortium


EASPD Brussels, Belgium



AAATE – Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, Austria
Saint John of God Community Services, Ireland
EUC – European University Cyprus
Vocational Training Center MARGARITA, Greece
AIAS Bologna Onlus, Italy
Hermes Interactiva, Spain
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Fundación Juan Ciudad, Spain
atempo Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Austria


The “Right to connect” project aims at developing and implementing digital skills of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PwID) to enhance active citizenship through digital literacy and to help them to actively participate in society by imple-menting specific co-designed IT skills teaching resources and e-learning tools. The participants with ID will be directly involved in the whole design process including also implementation of video tutorials and manuals to help other PwID to be actively engaged in digital communication, with a special focus on tools that support meaningful participation in social media and other commu-nication channels. The project will contribute to build digital skills for those at risk of exclusion and strengthen their dignity as full citizens.


  • to develop and co-design with PwID e-learning offers adapted to the learning needs of PwLD
  • allowing PwLD to become themselves digital experts and trainers


  • participatory learning, co-design & co-production of training materials
  • communication to contrast “invisibility”, to value diversity and to strengthen self-confidence
  • scientific approach for project implementation
  • competence development at meta level for future and project external learning
  • development & dissemination of transferable skills


  • background knowledge on digital literacy of PwLD in the use of digital media
  • recommendations for the development of training materials
  • competency framework to support PwLD in developing digital literacy skills
  • Co-creation Labs with PwLD and educators to develop digital skills and training materials
  • Co-designed e-learning platform
  • dissemination of all results

Inclusive Teams

  • study with 50 persons with intellectual disabilities (5 per partner country) with quantitative questionnaire on development of digital skills
  • creating co-creation labs with PwLD in 4 partner countries
  • “panel of End Users” constisting of 10 PwID and 5 educators to test the accessible co-designed e-learning platform
  • Pilot trainings for PwLD and educators in each country lead by 5 PwLDs and two educators per country


One of atempo’s missions is the full digital inclusion of persons with disabilities. This project will build further on earlier and ongoing work in understanding and addressing one of the major challenges that the digital transformation of our societies brings with it, notably the risk that as a society we do not fully manage to align technological progress with the inclusive society.

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