Welcome to ADD@ME Mobile Toolkit for Visually Impaired Youngsters
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The Add@me mobile toolkit for VIP (Visually Impaired People) is one of the core products of the ADD@ME project funded under the Erasmus+ programme KA2 Strategic partnership in the field of youth. It is a tool that provides practical and innovative set of non-formal learning methods or activities to be used by Vi youngsters as Ambassadors of Diversity and non-Discrimination to lead awareness raising activities on visual impairment for their local communities.
The ADD@ME Mobile Toolkit contains a number of non-formal learning methods or activities, designed in respect of accessibility and usability features in order to be used by VI people. It is available in seven languages: EN, ES, FR, GR, IT, PL, RO.
The toolkit addresses mainly to Visually Impaired (VI) facilitators, youth workers or people who wish to create workshops about visual impairment for their communities. The majority of the methods gathered here allow visually impaired facilitators to work independently. Some methods though will encourage the collaboration between the VI facilitator and his/her sighted assistant.
The methods displayed here are diverse (ice-breakers, energizers, team building …) and are explained in an easy to understand and apply format. Every facilitator can create a complete Awareness Raising Workshop with the methods listed below.
Before designing your own awareness raising workshop, we kindly suggest you also check our “How to prepare and create an awareness raising workshop?”, listen to the podcast with the same name or consult our Handbook.
We wish you great awareness raising workshops using the methods listed below!
Please do not forget to tell us how it went via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ADDatME
Note: It is important to emphasize to the sighted participants the fact that these activities only represent part of a visually impaired experience and may not fully reflect how a visually impaired person lives their day-to-day life. It may also be worth mentioning that what they experience is something that a visually impaired person has been used to living with since birth or for many years and that it is not as hard or discouraging as it seems in an activity lasting for only a few minutes.