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e-Assessment Conference. “Meeting Individual Needs”. Garry Cleere Head of Certification Programmes ECDL Foundation Dublin. ECDL - Computer Skills For Life. What is ECDL?.
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“Meeting Individual Needs”
The ECDL certifies that the holder has knowledge of the essential concepts of IT and is able to use a personal computer and common computer applications at a recognised level of competence.
Levels of Input
Levels of Certification
1% of EUROPEAN CITIZENS ARE ECDL CANDIDATES(Eurobarometer)
ICT Literacy in Europe
“that by ‘06 all 16 year olds in Member States will have acquire ICT skills”
“the EC should build on successful current initiatives (including ECDL) in order to develop and update core digital literacy competence (including higher order skills) for Europe”
Measure and Mandate
What implications :
Who does disability affect?
9.8 million people in the UK have a disability under the DDA. The groups that have specific Issues with web and intranet accessibility are:
Many have more than one disability
David Baines – Ability Net
Scale of the Issue
“Accessibility is about designing so as many people
as possible can access effectively and easily, independent of who they are or how they access”
ECDL PD Project
“The basic philosophy of ECDL-PD is to keep the level of the certificate untouched. The focus is on better tools for training, teaching and learning and optimising the work environment”
Four target Groups
(P1) Austrian Computer Society OCG
(P2)University of Linz
(P4) Berufsbildungswerk Paulinenpflege
(P5) Asphi Onlus
(P6) bfi Steiermark
(P7) ECDL Foundation
(P8) European Disability Forum
WP0: Management, Organisation
WP1: Syllabus and Questions
WP2: Teaching and Learning materials
WP3: Accompanying Materials
WP4: Centre assessment
WP6: Information, Dissemination campaign
T1 Blind and Visually impaired
T2 Deaf and hard of hearing
T3 Cognitive disabilities
T4 Physical disabilities
For each target group each knowledge item of Syllabus 4 will
be analysed and where is a need an additional information given
Syllabus Version 4.0
International Society for Technology in Education
Co-ordinate the activities to ensure that ECDL/ICDL can accommodate people with disabilities
Work with the Syllabus and QTB groups
Ensure Characterisation Test Template (CTT) addresses issues for all methods of testing
Ensure the Quality Assurance is maintained while accommodating the requirements
Work with specific projects, for example the ECDL-PD Project group
Motor Disability Tools
People with motor difficulties face challenges when navigating and interacting with web pages.
Dexterity, fine motor and coordination difficulties can make using a standard keyboard or mouse difficult.
Keyboard and mouse alternatives or voice recognition can be used to navigate and interact with web pages
Hand/Arm Adaptive technology
Alternative Pointing Devices