Udemy is offering a free course to help parents, caretakers, and organisations, as well as people on the Autism spectrum or Dyslexic people. The course is organized by Infinite Minds Academy, a Digital Tech training academy focusing on training Special Needs people, in particular those with Autism and Dyslexia.

Digitalisation for all

This course is designed to support parents and caregivers in ensuring that the benefits of digitalization also extend to Special Needs people (this includes those who are Autistic, Dyslexic, having Down Syndrome, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy and various others). This Digital Tech training course is part of a series of other trainings made specifically for Special Needs people.

The talents of Special Needs people are often hidden because they are rarely given the opportunity to develop them due to their perceived limitations or inabilities – in schools, workplace, or within their wider community. The Covid-19 pandemic placed further barriers for Special Needs people wanting to enter the job market and find ways to earn a living sustainably. In response to this, the course aims to provide the skills and training needed for Special Needs people to be self-sustainable and independent.

Course content

There are no pre-requirements to take part in this course. The tutorial is approximately 45 minutes long, and is split up into 5 sections, composed of 18 lectures:

  1. Introduction
  2. Empowering the Autistic, Dyslexic, etc people to Earn a living
  3. Suitable digital programmes
  4. Summary
  5. Get to know more

 

 

Source: European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform

 

Competence Area

Communication and Collaboration

Topic

  • Tele-education
  • Teleworking
  • Managing digital identity
  • Ιnteracting/collaborating through digital technologies

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union
  • Non-EU

Type of initiative

International initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for all

Target language

  • English

Target group

  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 7)
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 8)
  • Persons with a learning disability
  • Persons who have completed tertiary education (EQF 6)

Organization

Typology of training opportunities

Course

Training duration

Up to 1 week

Credential offered

Learning activity