The project had the following deliverables, also called Intelectual Outputs (IO)
IO2- Manager profile definition
IO3 – Learning curriculum proposal at university level
IO4 – Development, testing and implementation of a MOOC
IO7 – Development of guidelines for the implementation of policy strategies in the field of accessibility for the scenic arts
The methodological platforms were prepared by the university partners. The considerable existing expertise was be channeled into establishing the new and innovative action research directions in accessibility training.
Extensive user, technology and events analysis was carried out on a full range of cultural products, places or venues, existing training and background of those who are now employed in potential posts to become accessibility managers, language situations, and language technologies available for each language, along with costs of IT technology for each language. Once the analyses were satisfactorily completed results lead towards the formulation of the accessibility manager for the scenic arts profile, as well as to drawing conclusions as to potential best practices and policy implementation strategies.
The skills and competences required by the manager in accessibility were drafted and tested, and resulted in definitive guidelines for the industry and, crucially, reliable material for the preparation of sound curricula for higher education courses, and the certification process.
The definition of a professional profile was prepared: knowledge, competences, and skills. Once these skill cards and job profiles were defined, training proposals were developed: on the one hand, a university training course and a MOOC available here. The MOOC addresses different target student profile and responds to current needs of open accessible training. The MOOC is a course for accessibility trainers, it was be tested with the disabled target audience, following ACT pledge to “nothing for us without us” policy.
A co-production (IO6) was not financed. It was aimed as a case-study to implement accessibility and test strategies. The view is to include accessibility as part of the production process and not as an add-on, but sadly was not done.