Eldy NGO developed Signs2English, an interactive on-line course designed to help international deaf sign language users learn to read and write English.
The course is aimed to give the fundamentals of written English to the international sign language users – with little or no knowledge of English – and to British Deaf people who want to improve their ability to read and write in English.
The initiative was developed by Eldy NGO in cooperation with Walsall Deaf Peoples Centre which is an independent charity providing community, social and sporting activities for deaf sign language users and UCLAN (Universitiy of Central Lancashire) which is centre of excellence for British Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
Thanks to the materials and to the tested methodology composed by a mix of grammar, videos tutorials using sign language, exercises and interactive tests, users can learn basic competences from greetings, describing people and places, writing emails and completing forms.
The course, which allows Deaf people a wider participation in our society, will be available soon on this website: http://www.signs2english.co.uk
Eldy tablet combones the typical simplicity of Eldy with the intuitivity of tablet to offer seniors an useful tool to send e-mails, chat on line, surf the Internet in an easy way.
English version for Android is now available at this link
Eldy Association hosted the international meeting of the project ” Sign2English” with Walsall Deaf Peoples Centre, University of Lancashire and Eldy ngo.
The purpose of the project is to enable deaf people to participate to global life through the use of English.
The Social Agenda, a magazine of the European Commission for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has dedicated an article to Eldy.
The twenty-ninth edition is in fact dedicated to the current European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
This edition of the magazine includes several insights about the issue, including an article dedicated to the Association Eldy (p.17) and to its involvement for active aging and intergenerational solidarity between young and older people.
Download the Social Agenda and read the article on Eldy (page 17).
What is the Social Agenda.
A group of seniors trained to teach Eldy and the e-inclusion get the bicycle to Universities of the third Age all around the Alto Adige Region.
The bycicle tour started on the 3rd of May with a first stage in Laives, where an event took place at the UPAD University headquarter. Here riders were welcomed by many people who learnt to use Eldy and the Pc thanks to them.
In the framework of “E-skills week” in Reggio Calabria, Eldy platform has been presented as an important tools to increase the digital skills. The workshop has been held by Reggio Province, Reggio Municipality, the stakeholder Eldy ngo and local ngos the 9th of May with focus digital skills for over55.
Eldy NGO is a national stakeholder on this topic and on “E-skills week” program promoted by European Commission. Eldy has promoted concrete actions for the e-inclusion of seniors and people with disabilities, suggesting the combination of human support to technological devices. Reduce the isolation and encourage people to stay active and social is a must.
Eldy took part at the plenary session “The Digital Agenda of Regione Lombardia: opportunities for citizens” in Cremona the 24th of April.
The important Pilot ELDY TV has been presented by Anna Bianco, president of Eldy, after the introduction of Regione Lombardia ( Carlo Maccari, Regional Councillor for Simplification and Digitalization) and the partner AEMCOM Cremona spa .
ELDY TV is an innovative way to provide easy to use public service through television, remote control and ultrabroadband.
The Conference hosted 200 Mayor, Public Administrations executive, local municipalities and private sector.
Eldy ngo organizes the Open Session Event the 27th and 28th of March, promoting technology to senior citizens in Vicenza, Italy.
Professional ELDY teachers and students will help seniors to join and enjoy the internet revolution teaching Eldy and how to get to Eldy e-mail account, web browser, chat , pictures management, weather forecast and videoconference and the new Eldy tablet.
Venue: Eldy ngo Piazzale Giusti Vicenza; time 10.00 am – 18.00 pm
Eldy is a stakeholder of E-Skills Week campaign
Eldy participates to CPDP – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection, the greatest international conference dedicated to the theme of computer, privacy and data protection in the age of Internet.
The conference takes place in Brussels from 25th to 27th Jenuary 2012 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek and the participants are the most important european and international experts of privacy and data protection.
To know more about it and receive detailed information please click here.
We are hiring: please follow this link to post your resume.
Job posted by Vegan Solutions srl (19/09/2011 17.47)
Research and IT Development on Ageing Citizen Solutions
In the framework of Marie Curie Project, Vegan Solutions – Vicenza, Italy is looking for experienced researcher in the filed of software development and ageing research.
Basic qualifications we are looking for are academics education, familiarity with digital technologies, excellent communication skills (in English) and a strong convincing personality with an entrepreneurial spirit, together with a Ethic and humanistic vision and experience.
In Software development you have wide-ranging responsibilities over specification, design and realisation of software components; functions for real-time data streams and user interfaces. You should have proven experience in computer science (or similar) fields and in the design of complex systems.