Quatrain 2 newsletter
Please find attached a copy of the third newsletter of the QATRAIN2 project (Quality Assurance and Accessible Training 2).
The Centre for Inclusive Learning Support (CILS) at the University of Worcester (www.worc.ac.uk/cils ) is leading a European funded project to develop a comprehensive, online, searchable resource for teachers and trainers that will identify potential challenges that disabled learners might experience in engaging with their courses, and will also offer strategies and recommendations for adjustments to practice. The online resource www.qatrain2.eu will go live in May 2009.
The overall aim of the QATRAIN2 project is to ensure people with disabilities are fully integrated into Vocational Education and Training (VET) by removing barriers to their entry and successful participation. The project will provide people with disabilities with a wider range of opportunities for learning and personal development and is also a major step forward in combating discrimination. It will do this by enabling teachers and trainers of VET to better meet the needs of learners with disabilities, and to help VET providers enhance opportunities for people with disabilities. The resource is being developed in 5 European countries: the UK, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.