Relevant information sources
On the website www.mapped.eu you can find a lot of relevant information on international mobility of students with a disability. There is information on the accessibility of college buildings, testimonials of students with a disability who have been on an exchange program and information on how to get an Erasmus+ grant in your home country.
MappED! project aims at reducing the disparities in learning outcomes affecting disadvantaged learners through increasing the number of students with disabilities participating in the Erasmus+ exchanges. The Erasmus+ Programme is a great opportunity for personal development, gaining new skills, learn a new language and be more employable on the job market.
The ABC guide to inclusive international mobility for all is available online. This guide contains tips and tricks for both students and institutions for higher education on international mobility of students with a disability.
The International Camp on Communication and Computers is organized yearly for visually impaired students. ICC offers great opportunities to youngsters aged 16 to 20 years to meet new friends from many European countries and to learn new skills in IT which may be useful for the blind and partially sighted, as well as other communication skills.
Besides workshops on communication, computer techniques and assistive technology, the program also includes several cultural and leisure activities. This international exchange is useful to learn about modern information technology, accessibility and specific equipment for visually impaired people and more general skills need in higher education and the labor market but boosts your self-confidence and encourages students to take up an international experience.