The functional profile describes the tasks, roles and responsibilities of the candidate to become “Disability support moderator for youth with disabilities”. It describes the previous knowledge and educational background as well as needed previous work experience. In addition, the profile is providing the description of the modalities of areas of application as well as the knowledge, skills and competences, which the disability support moderator should acquire.

  • R2 Training handbook on inclusive education adjustments including guidelines and tips

The training handbook will consists of methods, strategies, tips and practices, which can ensure the proper execution of the work of the disability support moderators. They will be based on the Universal design for learning guidelines including the recent strategy of the consortium for inclusion and diversity policies.

  • R3 Communication module on disability awareness, disability etiquette, communication guidelines, basic use of assistive technologies and sign language

Dedicated communication module will provide more information about the different groups of disabilities and what potential barriers these people may encounter while making transition between the school graduation and entering higher education institutions. Tips about proper disability etiquette will be provided as dedicated guidance on application and usage of digital assistive technologies. Basic videos consisting key words in local Sign language will be also developed.

  • R4 Blended training of 40 potential disability support moderators

This activity will start with recruitment of possible candidates to become youth NGO’s disability support moderators. We will organise a blended training scheme lasting at least 6 months. At the end of the training process, an assessment of the obtained knowledge will be conducted via dedicated form. The assessment process will be based on the principles for validation of learning outcomes acquired during non-formal training process. As final outcome from the process will be that each of the 40 candidates will have sessions (either to recruit new candidate or to support existing youth with disability). This process will be observed by representative of the local partner, who will
make the final observation by dedicated score ranking. Those, who completed both phases of the training and practice will receive dedicated certificate for participation.

A Moodle based e-learning portal is produced as part of the project website. It facilitates the blended training process and it provides a secure environment for access to the project deliverables. Pilot implementation trainings via online and physical workshops will be organised starting from January 2024. In this process we plan to train 40 potential youth NGO’s disability support moderators for youth with disabilities in Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria and Turkiye. Provision of supervision from trainers with background in the field of disability, inclusion, inclusive education, sign language interpretation, psychology will be provided. This will be an individual follow-up activity, where each partner will monitor and supervise the applicability and usefulness of the produced training materials to ensure where needed an additional support will be provided.

This result includes the following activities, evidences from which are uploaded on the title page of the project website:

– Organisation of physical and online meetings with project stakeholders
– Presentations that will reach the society reaction on project results;
– Discussions during information sessions (workshops, seminars, peer reviews);
– Discussions with other NGOs and educational institutions
– Production and circulation of informative materials – project leaflet (EN, PT, BG, ES, TR), project poster (PT, BG, ES & TR), project logo
– Visibility in the social media – pages in Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube
– Organisation of round tables and focus group presentations (on annual base) to convince the other NGOs to train disability support moderators by presenting the benefits and strengths and the impact that they have reached during this project.
– Regular organisation of meetings with representatives by the regional educational directorates and relevant departments at the Ministry of education and youth as well as the representatives by the educational committees at the national Parliaments responsible for the decision-making to support the implementation of successful inclusive learning practices in HEI via policy inclusion of the functional profile of the Disability support moderator and where possible to seek for their governmental support via operational programmes and funds.
– Sending informative letters and presentation of the project deliverables and results from the piloting to organisations such as: Superior Technical Professional Course of Accompaniment of Children and Youngsters; Scientific Review Board of the International Dyslexia Association; Center for Research in Basic Education (CIEB), EURLYAID, GAT, SIPOSIO, POLIBEA, Secretary of State for Social Services and Secretary General of the Royal Board of Trustees on Disability as well as presentation to the biggest congress ieTIC2024 and .ieTIC2025.