Jun 09, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the first coordination meeting of the ACCESS project was held, bringing together representatives of 2 higher education institutions from Costa Rica, 4 from Cuba and 5 from the Dominican Republic, the Ministries of Higher Education of these Latin American countries, the University of Macedonia and the University of Alicante, the project coordinator.

The meeting, scheduled for July at the University of Macedonia, Greece, was held virtually because of the current inability of the project partners to travel.

The objective of the meeting was to present the current status of the project, the next activities to be carried out and the responsibilities of the partners. During the meeting a question-and -answer session was established to solve the doubts of the partners both at technical and financial level. Also, for the review of the financial aspects of the project an evaluation test was conducted among all the attendees, being the dynamics of the meeting more participative.

The "ACCESS" project, led by UA, has the general objective of improving accessibility, guaranteeing learning conditions and promoting policy change towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in the context of Higher Education in Costa Rica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic through modern inclusion, training and networking practices.

The next planned activity is the first training workshop on the current situation of disability in higher education institutions, support services for students with disabilities in universities and assistive technologies, which will be held on 20, 21 and 22 July virtually.

Photo of the partner of University of Matanzas