CITIC participates in Erasmus+ Design2Freedom project to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into University

07/06/2024 - CITIC

A group of researchers from the Information and Communication Technologies Research Center (CITIC) of the University of A Coruña (UDC) is participating in the Erasmus+ Design2Freedom project.  

The project, coordinated by the Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE), aims to promote accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities through technology. Recently, the research group had the opportunity to participate in a Learning, Teaching and Training (LTT) session in Madrid, where they shared their experience and knowledge in the field of technology for people with disabilities. 

Betania Groba, Carmen Miranda, Patricia Concheiro and Thais Pousada, researchers from the TALIONIS Research Group, represented the UDC during this training day. Their contribution focused on accessibility and the presentation of assistive technologies and products, including topics such as 3D printing, software for communication and tools for the creation of accessible digital content.  

In words of Thais Pousada, “Dissemination actions of European projects such as Design2Freedom are fundamental to promote inclusion and equal opportunities,” who also added that “at UDC, we are committed to research and innovation in this field, and we are delighted to contribute to initiatives that have a positive impact on society.”  

The next steps of the project include a meeting in Slovakia in September, followed by a training in November at CITIC. These activities will serve as a basis for each entity to carry out pilots in the participating universities, integrating all the aspects that have been covered during the training sessions.  

For more information on the Design2Freedom project and the participation of the TALIONIS Research Group, please visit: