Klaus Miesenberger, Andrea Petz, Denise Leahy,
"ECDL PD: A Standard Certificate for All"
, in Craddock, G., McCormack, L., Reilly, R., Knops, H.: Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future, Proceeding of the AAATE Conference 2003, Vol. 11, IOS Press, Seite(n) 974, 9-2003, ISBN: 978-1-58603-373-6
ECDL PD: A Standard Certificate for All
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Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future, Proceeding of the AAATE Conference 2003
Due to the increasing importance of IT (information technology) skills certification in the labour market
persons who are unable to avail of opportunities to achieve the recognized and accepted level of competence and
the according certificate are likely to be at a disadvantage. People with disabilities are confronted with additional
barriers. Although they might have the skills required they are not able to get hold of the certificate due to
accessibility problems. In consequence they can not follow the established procedures to show their competence
and are often not taken into consideration for certain jobs. This paper presents the ideas and the work done so far
in the EU (Leonardo da Vinci Program) funded project ECDL-PD (European Computer Driving Licence for
People with Disabilities) aiming at making the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) certificate accessible
to people with disabilities and thereby a tool to foster the vocational integration of people with disabilities.