Meeting for the DESkTOP project in Straubing
On Wednesday 23 on Thursday 24 November, the Centre for people with disabilities in Straubing hosted the third meeting of the steering committee for the DESkTOP project, financed by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme.
It was attended by 15 Co-workers from the Centres of the Order and the Sisters Hospitallers, and delegates from the Vodafone Foundation which is supporting the building of a mobile app for people with disabilities. The app is called “Mefacilyta Desktop”, and in the past few months it has been increasingly more widely used with a monthly average of 700 links. 58 Co-workers and over 100 users with disabilities have already created an app user profile.
Work is also moving forward with the drafting of a teaching aid to help people with disabilities to use new technologies for their education (mobile apps accessible from tablets and smartphones).
On the sidelines of the meeting, the Superior of the Bavarian Province, Brother Benedikt Hau, hosted a convivial supper which was also attended by the Deputy Mayor of Straubing, the director of Centres for people with disabilities in the Province, Hans Emmert, and representatives of the local press. Dr Galasso explained the purposes of project and the progress made already in the Centres taking part in it.
At the end of the meeting, the members were able to visit the Straubing and Regensburg homes for people with disabilities. The next meeting will be held in March next year in Barcelona.
The DESkTOP project is being financed with the support of the European Commission.
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