ALdia – Accessible Learning design, implementation and accreditation


  • To define disabled student needs in both higher education and VET sectors
  • To promote diversity within the educational environment and create social bonds between persons with and without disabilities
  • To develop and field-test an innovative, flexible, Massive Open Online Course for higher education lecturers and VET trainers
  • To validate the acquired expertise through certification that will be based on the ECVET principles, thus facilitating its use across Europe
  • To generate genuine and sustainable improvements in the education and training system and policies


  • Innovative, comprehensive and sustainable framework that will promote the equal access of disabled students and trainees to University education and vocational training
  • Flexible, massive open online course (MOOC) for higher education and VET education professionals
  • ALdia training methodology and practice


  • Developing collaborative teaching and learning pedagogies. These will be used in two respects:
  1. the ALdia training methodology and practice will be using all the collaborative learning techniques available for distance learning
  2. the accessible learning design that will be taught by the ALdia training will incorporate, where appropriate, collaborative teaching techniques
  • Creating synergies and encourage cooperation between education providers at all levels, in order to have a multiplier effect in Europe and beyond
  • Providing evidence for policy-making that supports the development of learning environments that foster equity and inclusion


  • Coordinator: Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
  • University of Piraeus Research Center (Greece)
  • Fondo Formacion Euskadi SLL – (Spain)
  • Four Elements (Greece)

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Date of project

01/12/2015 – 31/05/2018

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action (KA3): Support for policy reformProspective Initiatives Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects