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EUROCHANCE - English and German for Visually Impaired People

The EUROCHANCE project will create on-line access to sector-specific English and German language learning modules for blind and visually impaired persons. These modules will be available at intermediate and advanced level and will be targeted at those training or working as telephone operators, administrators, health workers, music teachers, information providers or working in similar occupations in addition to the unemployed. Following the initial testing and evaluation of demonstration versions (EN & DE), of modules, training materials and IT systems, the end products of the project will comprise two educational modules (at intermediate and advanced level) for each language learnt; related materials - including glossaries, discussion forums, on-line tutoring; special software libraries, a user interface permitting flexible use of different types of speech synthesisers and an information resource on work opportunities for blind and visually impaired persons in the sectors concerned. All end products will be available both on-line and off-line (CD-Rom) in all partner languages (EN, DE, ES, SK, CZ & NO). Support organisations for blind and visually impaired persons, SME associations and relevant training institutions will be kept informed of project progress and results through targeted mailings with end project results disseminated more widely through national and international networks, to include policy makers. Brailcom expects to continue free on-line provision of the training modules beyond the lifetime of the project, with fees only being charged for on-line tutoring support.
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