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ECDL Foundation Participated at the ICC Camp for Blind and Visually Impaired Youth

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Finland, 2007 – ECDL Foundation joined the International Camp on Communication & Computers (ICC Camp 2007) in August in Espoo, Finland. The ICC Camp 2007 was an opportunity for blind and visually impaired youth to learn how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can enrich their lives.

There were many different workshops during the camp. As a representative of ECDL Foundation, Denise Leahy, ran two workshops on ECDL and the relevance and impact of the ECDL certification. After the presentation, participants also tried some of the ECDL training materials and sample tests in practice.

During the ECDL workshops, participants learnt how the ECDL certification can help them increase ICT skills, confidence in computer use and provide them with an internationally recognised qualification. Commenting on the ECDL workshop, Pierre Mignonat, a law student from France, said: ‘’The ECDL certification is good especially for getting a better job. It’s even more important that we are also able to do the ECDL tests and gain the same ICT qualifications as sighted people. It’s very good that ECDL Foundation provides access and the same ECDL standards for all.”

Participants in the ICC Camp were able to improve their computer knowledge and work with new ICT technologies. Another very important component of the ICC Camp was to build social networks with colleagues all over the world with many opportunities offered for intercultural activities, personal communication and leisure activities during the camp.

ICC Camp 2007 gave its participants an opportunity to acquire skills needed for their future. In addition, the camp was a unique opportunity to become involved in the greater international community and to create new social bonds.

For more information contact:
Tanja Zabukovnik, Communications Executive
T: +353 1 630 6017
E: tanja.zabukovnik@ecdl.org