Its aim is to improve the digital skills of people with intellectual disabilities in order to promote their inclusion in the labour market.
Since 2009, Aula TIC, promoted by Fundación Konecta and Down Madrid with the collaboration of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), has been training 20 students with intellectual disabilities in digital skills every year.
The project has beneﬁted more than 250 students, with medium to mild intellectual disabilities, but also a high level of motivation for learning ICT and a lot of enthusiasm.
It has 3 lines of action:
- ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) training for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Platform for the teaching-learning of digital competences aimed at people with intellectual disabilities and special education professionals.
- Participation in research studies.
During the training, students learn aspects related to internet navigation and safety, robotics and software. The aim of this programme is to improve autonomy through learning to search for information of interest for job training and other aspects of daily life. They also work on topics focused on cyber security and self-protection in relation to the use of technology.
In addition, another of the main objectives is to enable people with intellectual disabilities to acquire skills in a new employment niche: the design of accessible websites.
Objectives: to promote the training, inclusion and participation in the digital society of people with intellectual disabilities.