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Second Training Course, Granada (Spain)

Between September 3rd and September 7th, we took part at the second part of the process of creating an international platform consisting in giving an accessible webapp for blind and partially sighted persons to look for a job.

This project is called VIP-Tech-Job and wants to facilitate access to job market for young visually impaired around Europe. Four groups gathered in Granada (Spain) to test the new job research web-app. VIEWS International from Belgium, Aforisma Toscana and Istituto Rittmeyer from Italy and Docete Omnes Foundation from Spain are leading this project to give better chances for blind to search easier a job.

The main goal of this week was to test this webapp with different devices to check the accessibility. Partially sighted persons and blind are using different OS like Android, IOS, and also on computer some are using Windows, Mac... We gave feedback and what we would like to be added or improved on in this webapp. We also learned new uses between each other, we exchanged some IT knowledge. We could learn and compare how the job market is different in Belgium than Italy and Spain.

We did try some Spanish food like the yummy Tortilla, went to assist to a wonderful flamenco spectacle, and visit some place like the famous garden of Alhambra.

Friday the 6 of September 2019, we participated to the first real pubic launching of this project that officialize the creation of this webapp and the on-line training platform. The 11th of October 2019 in Florence in Italy will be the Italian launching and in Belgium it will happen the 5th of December in Brussels.

If you are around, and interested by this project, do not hesitate to join us in one of those events. We are looking for partnership and support, so come back to us if you want to help in any way.