MoLLVIS - Mobile Language Learning for Visually Impaired Students
543281 -LLP -1-2013-1- IT - KA2 - KA2MP - Duration: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2015
For a visually impaired (vi) person language learning is the main road towards effective communication,
social inclusion and job opportunity. The present economic trend shows that the German economy is in a
growing phase, and German tourists are still world-wide leaders in traveling abroad. Consequently,
job opportunities in all fields based on verbal communication are a crucial factor in view of implementing
social integration and job opportunities for vi people in Europe.
Unfortunately, mainstream publishers do not take blind and vi students into account when developing
Since paper-based text books are not accessible, computer-based teaching material designed for
vi students provides real chances of learning in general and also of learning a foreign language.
In this context, mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers can offer new ways of language
learning. These devices are not only attractive to younger people
(and could thus encourage language learning), they also offer accessibility features for vi people.
However, existing language learning apps on these devices are not
accessible. At the same time, these apps make no use of the communicative potential that these devices offer.
The project MoLLVIS therefore plans to create German language learning apps for Windows, Apple and
Android devices based on the results of the European projects ALLVIP, ELLVIS and VET4VIP that created
computer-based language courses for vi learners.
As a result the existing ALLVIP, ELLVIS and VET4VIP courses can be used on several (mobile) devices and operating systems.
As special education has to provide individual learning routes for students due to differences in the way blind and partially sighted study material, this system
of flexible use of teaching content will have a considerable impact. As the user-interface is designed to be also attractive to sighted learners, the impact goes
beyond the group of vi students and will reach a wide audience.
The Socrates Project "Accessible Language Learning" offers new ways of language learning for blind and visually impaired people.
The combination of force feedback devices and 3D-Sound navigation offers an alternative user interface for self-learning software that does not require
a screenreader and provides true interactivity with the PC.
This technology is then used for a language course "English for German learners" and "German for English learners" that concentrates on communicative
listening and speaking skills.
The project Allvip was awarded with the Innovation Award of the German Mid-Size-Companies Initiative for innovative e-learning products in 2012.
The English training modules developed by the Vet4Vip project are advanced versions of the technology used by the Allvip project.
25.09.2012 - Allvip Project Receives E-learning Award.
502249-LLP-1-IT-COMENIUS - Duration: 2009 - 2011
The Comenius Project
"English Language Learning programme for Visually Impaired Students - ELLVIS" offers new ways of language learning for blind and visually impaired people.
ELLVIS intends to improve the access of visually impaired persons to language learning. As good learning material for visually impaired children is rare,
it is essential to create innovative material which opens up new possibilities for this target group and makes it possible for VI children to take part in lifelong learning.