Ensuring equity and equal access opportunities, improving people's quality of life, creating a more just world. These are some of the objectives with which Altice Portugal and the Altice Foundation identify and thus support the 2nd year of training at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
"We must treat equals equally and unequal unequally, to the extent of their inequality." Aristotle's phrase is shared by Alcino Lavrador, Director General of Altice Labs, at the opening ceremony of the 2nd year of Advanced Training in Support Technologies for Inclusion, an initiative that is carried out by the Catholic University of Portugal and the Altice Foundation.
After the success of the 1st year, support for this training action is renewed to ensure that “new paths are made for more equal opportunities for all students, and in particular, providing an improvement in quality of life for people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities”. Through technology, it is possible to create equal access to the same opportunities, guarantees Alcino Lavrador.
Advanced Training in Support Technologies for Inclusion is aimed at teachers of Special Education, but it is also accessible to other professionals who support students with severe neuromotor disorders included in regular education. The course focuses on the areas of “Alternative and Augmentative Communication” and “Support Technologies”, providing teaching and technical professionals with knowledge about the assistive technologies available on the market and with strategies to improve the communication of people with neuromotor disorders, a fundamental pillar for their social integration and improvement in quality of life.
By placing everything it does “at the service of building a different world, a world of inclusion, where each person counts, and a world in which diversity means enrichment”, Altice Portugal emphasises its responsibility in and its contribution to a “fairer, more sustainable future”, in which no one is left behind”, says Maria de Belém Roseira, Altice Foundation Counselor.