DESEAL (Deaf Senior Education for Active Living) is a project with 4 partners from Italy, Austria, France and Belgium. The project promotes equality, non-discrimination and diversity for older Deaf people through the provision of accessible digital information.
How? By providing training materials for deaf seniors to enable them to access information and acquire the digital skills required in the modern world, especially in the field of finance, banking and social security.
This means that Deaf seniors can find support and information online in their first language – Sign Language. As well as Italian, Austrian, French and International Sign language, we use plain language, pictures, graphics and animation to make the information easier to understand.
The project also supports adult educators and trainers, providing them with training in the specific needs of older students and older people with disabilities, as well as adapted training methods and materials to appeal to Deaf seniors.
Istituto dei Sordi di Torino or the Turin Institute for the Deaf is a non-governmental organisation founded in the nineteenth century in order to provide support for people with hearing problems (deaf, blind, and deafblind) and to train their teachers. The Institute is located at Pianezza in the North-West of Italy and provides various types of support including daily care, assisted housing, assisted learning, therapy workshops (painting, cooking, cinema, sporting activities), VET education of people with disabilities. The Institute is highly experienced in Erasmus +projects.
For more information about Istituto dei Sordi di Torino: www.istitutosorditorino.org (in Italian and English).
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