Project27 Skills

Project27 Skills

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Social enterprise
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

We enable blind or learning disabled young people to experience flow, while they are developing skills that matter for professional development and personal growth, through our active learning platform, community support, and principles of entrepreneurship.

Activities

We have a range of activities to meet the needs of our community, from trainees, through parents, to researchers and businesses. 

1. Sharing lived experience - We help young disabled people and their parents or carers to find encouraging examples of personal growth and professional development, through sharing our lived experience of sight loss, learning disability, and success in a series of joyful blog posts.

2. Creating learning resources - We enable blind or learning disabled people to learn and develop new skills in science & technology or lifestyle & media on their own, through a collection of accessible learning resources.

3. Training and entrepreneurship - We support blind or learning disabled trainees to develop skills that matter, through certifying their active involvement in training exercises and our community projects. Tasks are created by industry professionals, leading small entrepreneurial teams of trainees, providing mentorship, and encouraging peer support.

4. Private consultancy - Anyone who has questions about blindness or learning disability, and needs time to talk things through with us but does not want to become a community member, can book one-off support. We offer appointments for general consultation for parents and teachers, tutoring or mentoring for blind or learning disabled individuals, and innovation consultation for researchers and businesses.

5. Research and innovation- We partner with researchers and businesses to help them understand the real problems blind or learning disabled people experience, through iterative co-design processes in research projects, and innovation consultancy during the early adoption of accessibility solutions considered by businesses.

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