Assistive Technology Works in Europe, 2017 – 2019

Assistive Technology Works in Europe, 2017 - 2019

Assistive Technology Works in Europe is a two-year project which aims to explore good examples of how technology is assisting people to learn in work. We collaborated with the University of Zagreb in Croatia, Manpower Employment Organization of Greece (OAED) and Specialist Learning and Consulting Centre Valteri in Finland.


The project has enabled 36 multi-disciplinary professionals to share their technology practice through knowledge sharing visits to each partner. Participants observed a range of assistive technology, including a visit to a forestry training centre in Finland that used simulators to train employees on how to operate equipment. Participants developed three case studies around the following themes to produce 12 examples of the use of technology for work:

  • Using technology to support social enterprise learning
  • Progress assessment to measure outcomes in social enterprise learning
  • Online interactive teaching for absent students
  • Design of symbol-based communication
  • Use of printing technology for visually impaired people
  • Distant learning for learners with disabilities
  • Using the ThingLink application in learning
  • Teamwork powered by messaging
  • The use of assistive communication technology through an individual case study
  • Technology in physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Innovative lesson approaches using assistive technology for people with disabilities
  • Microsoft: Everyday Accessibility