Apply for ICC!
The 20th International Camp on Communications and Computers (ICC) brings blind and partially sighted people together and offers the chance to develop your potentials, skills and intellectual capacities.
ICC 2014 is a unique opportunity to learn how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Assistive Technologies (AT) enrich your life. It’s not the technology itself, it is training social skills and the intercultural being together which allows young people to learn from one another, to discuss, to understand and to accept their own situation and thus to learn how to work and gain independence in the future.
Each year about one hundred students from more than 25 countries can enjoy plenty of opportunities for intercultural activities, communication and networking, planning for future studying and job integration, fun and leisure activities. Come and get involved!
Each year there is a different host country. This time the location is: Strazdumuiza Residential School and Training Centre for Blind and Visually Impaired Children in Riga, Latvia. For students aged 16-21 years, the camp will be held between 3rd and12th of August, 2014.
The participation fee, covering all expenses for the week is €400 per participant, not including the travel costs. Thankfully IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired („Informatika a Látássérültekért” Alapítvány) gives Hungarian students the chance to take part in the camp by giving financial support.
Regarding the language used at the camp it is English, therefore having good English speaking skills is important to benefit from the programmes. During the day the participants attend workshops that are selected previously from a list of more than 20 workshops (3 or 6 hours each), e.g. focusing on the latest ICT/AT (e.g. mobility, ambient assisted living, “iThings”, social networks, multimedia: music/photo/movie creation, newspaper editing, maths), social and presentation skills, daily living skills (e.g personal appearance, drama, music-jam session, cooking, dining, travelling, sport (goal ball), dancing), ICT and AT supported mobility, hints and tips about university studies, job search and labour market integration skills (e.g presentation, CV writing) etc. In the evenings and on the excursion day various leisure time activities are available: e.g. sight-seeing (in the old city), rowing boats, tandem bicycling to the sea, improvisational theatre, karaoke, yoga, climbing wall.
If you are interested please contact the Hungarian national-coordinator till 6th April for further information and application in Hungary:
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