One of the most marginalized communities in Macedonia are the visually impaired people who lack access to basic resources for education. The digital resources, especially delivered through web and mobile technologies, provide an opportunity to increase the access to educational content for the visually impaired. By extending the cooperation between our two institutions to research activities we aim to bring together the best practices already established in Sweden with the researchers from SEEU to jointly address the needs of the visually impaired people in Macedonia.
In relation to this, three workshops and a seminar/mini conference with university researchers and members of non-governmental organizations engaged with the visually impaired people are planned in the scope of this project. The tangible outcomes of these activities will be the creation of a venue for knowledge sharing as well as identification and exploration of different web and mobile technologies to be utilized for designing and developing assistive and adaptive tools for visually impaired people. Furthermore, these activities will provide inputs toward extending our research efforts in new project applications to attract EU funding and extending our collaboration partners.