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1 Project No: UK/09/LLP-LdV/TOI-163_285 Quality Assurance and Accessible Training for Students

2 Project Partners PROODOS A.E. Centre of Vocational Training

3 4 th Transnational Meeting Cappadocia Tourist Hotel, Cappadocia 3 rd May 2011 Item 10 BULGARIA - MCA & PU Resource and Associated Results: Pilot Testing Results

4 Declared disabilityNumber of times Dyslexia 2 Visual Impairment 17 Mobility Impairment 8 Hearing impairment 5 Mental Health difficulties 2 Disability that cannot be seen 7 Disability, special need or medical condition that is not listed above: (Kyphoskoliosis (flattened vertebrae) Asthma, Epilepsy, Joint pain, Cerebral Palsy. Difficulty in climbing stairs without railing, Hodgkin, Bipolar disorder, Brain injury /Aphasia/, Polyneuropathy 7 Demographics (if available)

5 Age rangeNumber Demographics (if available)

6 Results of Questionnaire 1 = least positive  5 = most positive 12345Avg Tota l 1 What did you think of the look of the resource? ,745 2 How helpful do you think Q4S will be in your studies? ,448 3 How useful were the Challenge Guides ? ,648 4 How useful was the advice on disclosure (telling people about your disability)? ,148

7 Q1. The Look of the Resource – Comments and Issues Positive comments “It could be tested with various screen readers and some operational systems.” “As a whole, the website is very well created.” “I like very much the colour scheme of the web site.” “Easy navigation.” “The site is accessible, abundant in information and its visual appearance is very user-friendly. I like very much the logo.” “The website is well structured. It is accessible for every one of us and is full of various up to date information for disabilities and skills.” “Extremely interesting and it consists of useful information about the access to education.”  Issue comments “Could include some information which is related to suitable jobs and realisation for people with disabilities.” “Additional colour scheme option could be provided as an option. “

8 The Look of the Resource – Actions Completed or Proposed Could include some information which is related to suitable jobs and realisation for people with disabilities. Additional colour scheme option could be provided as an option – the colour scheme could be changed from: Internet Options > Appearance > Colours

9 Q2. How Useful in Your Studies – Comments and Issues Positive comments “I hope it will be helpful for realisation. “ “ I am not acquainted with the whole information yet. However, I expect it to be useful for me. “ “ I will use the information obtained in practice. Especially under “Your teachers should" I think that the portal will be useful for me especially in the sections with related skills to my disability. “ “ It did not help me much because I am already aware about the issues regarding my disability. But for people who are not familiar and still enter this area, the site would be very useful. “ “ It provides systematic information. “ “ The user likes the combination of Physical disabilities and ICT. “  Issue comments “ I cannot understand how the website could be useful for my training. “

10 How Useful in Your Studies – Actions Completed or Proposed N/A

11 Q3. Challenge Guides (including case studies) - Comments and Issues Positive comments “ It is important for me to received information about other disabilities, not only about mine. It is crucial for my future work as a social worker. “ “ I liked very much the Case Studies. “ “ The information is well presented and tips are really good. I think it is very useful for people who do not know how to resolve their problem because they are afraid of the opposite reaction. For me, it was interesting to read the information. “  Issue comments “ It will be useful for me if for every disability is mentioned appropriate job position. “ “ The PDF Guide is directly copy-paste from the web resources content. I will use it when I don’t have an internet access. “ “ The information is useful but not enough sufficient for me and maybe some additional information will be useful to be included. “

12 Challenge Guides (including case studies) - Actions Completed or Proposed To add appropriate job position for each disability. Maybe we could make a sentence in the front page of the Challenge Guides that they are offline extract of the resource in order not to confuse the end users. What kind of additional information could be added?

13 Q4. Disclosure Advice - Comments and Issues Positive comments “ It is quite individual for each person. “ “ Interesting strategy how to disclose my disability. “ “ This section is a very good idea for people who are worried about how they will be accepted by the other people, but I already have experience in this and I think that if a person knows about his/her problem and does not screw up about it, he/she will know exactly when to disclose his/her status. “ Alexandrina said, that she would like to share her personal case including via video broadcasting. “ Issue comments “ Just reading is not enough, a real situation is needed. “ “ I have a physical disability of the lower limbs – it is obvious that I am a disabled person. “ “ They have not been particularly useful; they could be better designed and more information could be included. “ “ The user said that he disclosed his disability only to the teacher of Maths and Literature. “

14 Disclosure Advice – Actions Completed or Proposed Possible adjustments of this sections? Any suggestions?

15 Results of Questionnaire 1 = least positive  5 = most positive 12345AVGTotal 5 How useful was the self review profiler (Skills Self Check)? ,448 6 How useful was the information in the Self Help section 'You should...'? ,448 7 How useful was the information in the 'Your teachers should...' section? ,748

16 Q5. Self Review Profiler (Skills Self Check, UK)- Comments and Issues Positive comments “ I like the work in team. There must be understanding between each other. Communication with people without visual impairments is difficult. “ “ There are interesting topics. “ “ It is very useful. “ “ The information is very useful and interesting for me as a disabled person. “ “ The function of this section is not essential for me, but I am convinced that it would be useful to many others who have not accepted themselves as they are. “ “ The section is good but not for me, since I know myself very well, but it is good for self-check and hopefully will help other disabled students. “  Issue Comments N/A

17 Self Review Profiler (Skills Self Check, UK) - Actions Completed or Proposed N/A

18 Q6. Self Help Information – Comments and Issues Positive Comments “ Abounding in information. “ “ I will try to use all mentioned pieces of advice practically. “ “ This section is useful for people who are not self-confident enough. I had the opportunity to compare my own view with statements proposed on the site. “  Issue Comments N/A

19 Self Help Information – Actions Completed or Proposed N/A

20 Q7. Your Teachers Should Information - Comments and Issues Positive comments “ The teachers/trainers have important role in students’ acquiring of knowledge. They have to be experienced in working with students with disabilities and to allow for a feedback. “ “ I will discuss the suggested strategies with my teachers and with the class teacher. “ “ I will discuss with my class teacher about possible improvements of my studying. “ This section I liked very much because it shows that the disabled person should not be worried if the teacher is aware of its natural state and knows what to do. I think all people should be familiar with this section! “  Issue comments “ The teacher can be more familiar with the respective disability and to become more effective in their teaching. This should be a bilateral process. “ Assistant’s suggestion: MCA to train the social workers in the Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration in order for they to be able to introduce the website to their clients.

21 Your Teachers Should Information - Actions Completed or Proposed MCA will involve the social workers in the Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration in order they to be able to introduce the website to their clients. - It was done during the 3 rd NAG meeting in Hisar. Continue with awareness rising among teacher regarding possible support of the disabled students during their studies.

22 Results of Questionnaire 1 = least positive  5 = most positive 12345AVGTotal 8 How useful were the descriptions of each of the six skills in the Q4S resource ,448 9 How useful was the Promotional Guide? , Did you find what you wanted? 79,1 % YES Yes score example 38/48 11 Did you find the website accessible? 97,9 % YES Yes score example 47/48

23 Q8. Description of the 6 Skills – Comments and Issues Positive comments “ They are systematic. A person can become familiar with other disabilities and to know how to behave with these people. “ “ Information is well structured and briefly presented. “ “ Related skills are completely valid. “ “ I know for the mostly of the issues beforehand. “ “ The disabilities are numerous and it is obvious that the information is sufficient to give an overall picture of the reader. “  Issue comments “ I need some additional time in order to navigate through the whole site and I am expecting to be beneficial for me. “ “ I cannot determine what, but definitely something is missing in this section to be exciting and useful. “ “ It would be good if you put links which will provide more information for people who want to learn in detail with particular diseases. “ “ One piloter said that nothing new is written here in the resource. But he is very knowledgeable person and so far he investigates a lot regarding his own disability and how to improve his own studying. “

24 Description of the 6 Skills - Actions Completed or Proposed The piloters need a time to reflect on the received information. To discuss possible inclusion of links which will provide more information for people who want to learn particular diseases in detail. Other suggestions?

25 Q9. Promotional Guide – Comments and Issues Positive comments “ It is very narrative; you can quickly find what you need. “ “ Will use it to remind me where and what I could find during next visits of the web resource. “ “ I received good impression what I could expect from the web resource. “ “ The package is pretty good, and the idea for the site as well. It can be beneficial not only for people with disabilities and their teachers, but people in general. “ “ It looks detailed and easy accessible. “  Issue comments N/A

26 Promotional Guide – Actions Completed or Proposed N/A

27 Positive comments The links were discovered as useful opportunity for further information.  Issue Comments The students need more time to check them and so far we cannot provide quantitative information about their usage. Resource Links – Comments and Issues

28 Q10. Did you find what you wanted? Positive comments 79, 1% said “YES” I found information on disabilities for which I had not heard before.  Issue comments No information for finding a job – the students expected to find this information in the web resource. “I do not have enough computer skills and it is difficult for me to reach the information there.”

29 Q10. Did you find what you wanted? Actions Completed or Proposed Possible inclusion of information for finding a job. Possible links for basic computer skills could be included?

30 Q11. Did you find the web site accessible? Positive comments 97, 9% said YES. “ During the testing I used a screen magnifier but it would be quite easier for me with voice software. Everything is faster with it. “  Issue comments Only 1 said NO because the student did not use computer and assistive technologies.

31 Q11. Did you find the web site accessible? Actions Completed or Proposed N/A

32 Teacher n= 4 Disabled student n= 19 Family n= 0 Other n= 1 Used browser: IE = 4 Firefox = 18 Chrome = 2 On- line Results - BULGARIA Question Mirrored scale AVG (1 = best) to match face to face scale 2. How useful did you find the information on Q4S? 1,8 3. How easy was it to navigate/find your way around the website? 1,9 4. How accessible did you find the Q4S resource? 1,9

33 Positive comments The information there is well selected and written. Applicable to my disability. I'll try to implement these tips. The “Case studies” section is very interesting for me. It will be very useful for me if I could receive more information how those people will be realised on the job market in future. Are they graduates? Whether they work and if not, why? Also, it would be better if parents of disabled students can exchange information online.  Issue comments The society should be familiar with the situation of the disabled people. Add subtitles to the video story. On-line results – Comments and Issues

34 “I suggest a forum to be created into the website in order for people like me to communicate with each other and to discuss their problems.” “I suggest uploading of more photos of website users at their workplaces or during their practical activities into the Gallery of the website” “I would like to tell a case study.” “I would also like to find there some information for finding a job.” To include information for people with disabilities involved in amateur art activities. Video should be with subtitles to be accessible to people with hearing impairments. “I think there should be a section specially for parents of disabled people to get familiar with the issues and draw courage from their children to move forward through the site and the information it contains. It is well-known that there are many parents who deny children's problems, they are those who accept their children as different and it should not be so. So I hope this site will really help disabled students in the future. I wish success of the project and hopefully the resource will be useful for many people and will help their integration, information exchange and personal realisation. “It would be good if there is a forum in which people can share their opinions openly and to give advice, exchange information.” “It would be good if the web site could attract teachers from many schools and universities to exchange information. It would be nice if the friends of a disabled person express their opinion and others may read it - it would help others for integration and better acceptance of people with disabilities. This section can be called "Let's help each other” and people here will share any information they want.” Recommendations:

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