This Thursday, a group of students with special needs visited Instituto Superior Técnico, at Alameda campus, within the INnetCampus project.
The INnetCampus, a EU project that aims to encourage students with special needs to attend university, is coordinated by ONCE Foundation, in Spain. The Universidade de Lisboa – Faculdade de Direito is the Portuguese partner of the project, together with Universidad de Granada (Spain) and Artesis – Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen (Belgium).
This project allows the participation of students in a Campus, INnetCAMPUS, similar to “Verão na ULisboa”, where a set of activities will be carried out during one week, providing these students a chance to get a first-hand insight into the university life.
During the session held at Técnico, the group of students attended a workshop on bio-signals and had the opportunity to try virtual reality headsets and some applications using biological signals of the human body. At the end of the workshop the participants were unanimous in their opinion. Tiago, 17-year-old student from Escola Emídio Navarro, in Almada, highlighted the “importance of such technological advances for people like us”. Pedro, 16-year-old student from Colégio Cebes, in Porto, said that “these initiatives are very important”.