The Guidelines for Accessible Information at the New Technologies in Education conference in Serbia
The New Technologies in Education event was organised in partnership with the British Embassy in Belgrade, the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (Serbian Government), the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, the Center for the Promotion of Science, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, and other partners.
The New Technologies in Education conference and fair aimed to raise awareness of the significance of using new technologies in education. The event was held at Belexpocentar in Belgrade, Serbia, on 26-27 February 2016. Participants at the event were able to meet world experts in the field and find inspiration by trying out new technologies and by speaking with partners and colleagues from the region and the rest of the world.
The large regional conference in Belgrade was followed by an exhibition during which companies, publishing houses and educational institutions from Serbia and the region as well as the UK presented their technical solutions. This two-day event covered best practice examples of the use of ICT in pre-school education, in primary and secondary schools, in universities, as well as ICT in inclusive education and lifelong learning.
The Social Inclusion Group of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development translated and adapted the Guidelines for Accessible Information developed by the ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning project. This adapted publication containing the Guidelines was presented at the conference, and printed copies were distributed to participants. The publication was developed in cooperation with the Social Inclusion Group of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit and the 'Milan Petrović' School of Novi Sad.
The publication has two parts: the first one includes instructions for the development of teaching materials, in accordance with the principle of universal design, while the second part contains recommendations for adapting the material in digital format in order to ensure information accessibility. This second part is the full translation of the Guidelines for Accessible Information, which will also be used as recommendations for a by-law for textbook adjustments.
For more information, visit the official site of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science an Technological Development.