First meeting in Warsaw, Poland

On 5 and 6 February 2018 in Warsaw, Poland it was held the First Partner Meeting under the EU funded Project “AWCAT – Applications and Web Content Accessibility Training”, No 2017-1-PL01-KA203-038820 under the Erasmus + Program, KA2 “Strategic Partnerships”.

Host organisation was Vistula University, Poland, which is the Leading organization of the project.

The meeting was attended by representatives of all partner organizations from Poland, Austria and Bulgaria. Each one partner presented its organization, set out its expectations of the project implementation and discussed the activities envisaged for implementation. The commitments of each partner and the deadlines for implementing the activities were specified.

The participating European organizations got acquainted with the main ideas laid out in the project as well as with their responsibilities. The main activities, the expected results and the strategies for their achievement were presented. Several ideas were also discussed during the discussion panels which can contribute to a more complete realization of the project.

Within the project a course for people with disabilities and other special needs, updated and adapted to national systems will be developed and will be tested at the universities in Poland and Bulgaria. This course will support the professional qualification of students studying computer science in Poland, Bulgaria and other countries. Course graduates will acquire skills in the range of accessible web content and interface they will use in their future professional career (eg web developers). In their future professional life they will be able to provide accessible products (ie websites, mobile apps, etc.).