The ATHENA project aims to transform the HE sector and to offer students education that will include knowledge on accessibility. This will lead to new approaches in various professions to build a more inclusive society.
ATHENA responds fully to one of the main Erasmus+ programme priorities: Inclusion and Diversity. By developing a set of recommendations on integrating accessibility and design for all into the HE curricula, we want to make another step forward in promoting equal opportunities, access and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
The leading principle of Erasmus+ is to address “equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions”. ATHENA addresses this objective for one of the most marginalised and excluded groups over the last centuries – people with disabilities. The potential of digital technologies for personalisation and adaptation of interaction opens a unique possibility for people with disabilities.
To exploit the digital potential for equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all actions, accessibility has to be treated as a basic human right in the digital society.