Klaus Miesenberger, Andrea Petz, Denise Leahy,
"ECDL PD: Access to a Standard Certificate Based on Universal Access to HCI"
, in Constantine Stephanidis: Universal Access in HCI, Inclusive Design in the Information Society, Vol. 1573, Nummer 4, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430, Seite(n) 1153, 2003, ISBN: 0805849343
ECDL PD: Access to a Standard Certificate Based on Universal Access to HCI
Sprache des Titels:
Universal Access in HCI, Inclusive Design in the Information Society
The ECDL is an internationally recognised computer skills certification programme with over 2.5 million participants in more than 90 countries. The programme is known as the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) outside Europe. ECDL/ICDL certifies that the holder has knowledge of the essential concepts of Information Technology (IT) and is able to use a personal computer and common computer applications at a recognised level of competence. 
Due to the increasing importance of IT skills certification in the labour market persons who are unable to avail of opportunities to achieve the recognised and accepted level of competence that ECDL represents are likely to be at a disadvantage.
The aim of the EU (Leonardo da Vinci) funded project ECDL for People with Disabilities (ECDL PD) is to ensure that this group is provided with equal opportunity to access ECDL and as a result, participate more fully in the Information Society. This is intended to facilitate more ready vocational integration of people with disabilities into the general workforce.
The main focus of ECDL PD is on employing assistive devices and modern principles, methods and tools for universal access to HCI in teaching and training. Based on these tools and methodologies more people with disabilities should be more able and motivated to reach the level of skills necessary for ECDL certification which may assist in improving the competitivness of their position in the labour market.