Foundation Creática: Supporting the Education of Service Professionals, People with Disabilities, and Their Families on Assistive Technology

The FREE Iberian-American Foundation Creática for the Cooperation in Special Education and Assistive Technologies (Creática) (in Spanish) is an organization based in Spain, whose singular purpose is educating service professionals on the possibilities that assistive technology (AT) such as computers, tablets, and other adaptive devices offer to people with disabilities. Creática has supported more than 2,600 service professionals and students over the last 13 years in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay through their university level program. This learning program incorporates international speakers, specialized online tutors, practical cases, free software and low-cost devices. The course is not only available to service professionals but is also for teachers and students in the fields of education, health, computing and social services, non-governmental organizations, and people with disabilities and their families. Creática’s programs include workshops, online training, conferences, and Wikinclusion (in Spanish), a database that offers information on more than 7,000 examples of software, videos, and printable material at no cost to facilitate communication and learning to people with and without disabilities. Finally, Creática offers a virtual campus where course participants may keep track of their learning experience, participate in group discussions, and chat with instructors and other participants.

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