EDF: 8,000 euros ICT scholarship for student with disability25.08.2016
EMSP’s partner the European Disability Forum (EDF) is offering a high education programme scholarship worth 8,000 euros to a student with disability studying in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in the academic year of 2016-2017.
For applications and information go to EDF’s website.
The deadline is 31 October.
Improved accessibility and usability of many ICT products and services can increase the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society.
Accessible websites, media formats and assistive technology can support persons with disabilities to take up employment, be involved in their community and become active citizens. Innovation is a key element to further develop new ways to enhance access to ICT for persons with disabilities.
EDF and Oracle e-Accessibility Scholarship was launched for the first time last year collecting several innovative projects.
The 2015 winner was Caroline Hurley, a computer science major at Open University in the United Kingdom. Caroline’s project is to develop a mobile application to seamlessly connect persons with disabilities with caregivers, interpreters and assistants .