W2ID2

W2ID – Web 2.0 for People with Intellectual Disabilities – (2011 – 2012) was a 2 year multilateral partnership project funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). The project was led by Rix Research Centre @ UEL and delivered in partnership with five European organisations working the field of intellectual disabilities.

W2ID aimed to make it easier for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in Web 2.0 activity, creating content and using tools like blogs, social networks and wiki websites to improve their employability, inclusion and active citizenship and enrich their lives. Outcomes included the easy build Klikin web package, European Resource Hub and learning system. Find out more about the project and its outcomes on the Klikin European Resource Hub or read the final project report.

W2ID – Web 2.0 for People with Intellectual Disabilities – is a two year European partnership project generously funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

W2 stands for ‘Web 2.0’, the second generation of the Internet and the Worldwide Web that features people making their own online multimedia content, linking up and sharing knowledge, ideas and opinions. The W2ID project wants to make it easier for people of all abilities to participate in Web 2.0 activity, creating content and using tools like blogs, social networks and wiki websites to enrich their lives.

ID stands for the people with intellectual disabilities who are at the heart of the project. They have worked with W2ID partner organisations throughout the project to look at ways cameras, microphones and online software packages can be made accessible for as wide a range of people as possible to use.

By combining the project partners’ expertise and the input of people with intellectual disabilities W2ID has created a new European Web 2.0 system called Klikin, themed on employability, inclusion and active citizenship. Klikin is a fully participatory Web. 2.0.-based peer-learning system, through which life skills can be learned and shared. To find out more about the Klikin package click HERE.

Project Outline

W2ID began with a research phase that compared existing Web 2.0 tools and applications and analysed end user needs. In the second phase of the project an easy-build web system was developed, along with an accompanying pedagogic approach, learning materials and a European Support Hub website.  Together these constitute the Klikin package. During the third phase of the project the Klikin package was piloted and evaluated with end users in Austria, Finland, Portugal, Latvia and the UK. Take a look at the results of the pilot evaluation by clicking HERE.

In the final phase refinements were made to the Klikin package based on the outcomes of the pilot, making the Klikin package ready for Europe-wide distribution. To find out more about the W2ID project in an easier-read wiki format click HERE, or download the project flyer.

Read the W2ID Final Project Report Feb 2013

Read the W2ID Progress Report Nov 2011