Leader: University of Macedonia

Project Coordinator: Dr. Eleni Koustriava



  1. University of Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen
  2. Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou
  3. University of Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen
  4. Blida 2 University
  5. University of Sciences and Technology of Oran
  6. Ibn Tofail University
  7. University of Sousse
  8. Abdelmalek Essaadi University
  9. University of Tunis El Manar
  10. University of Sfax
  11. Cadi Ayyad University
  12. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  13. Johannes Kepler University


  • Develop and pilot new and innovative, accessible, and inclusive DE programmes aiming to improve the quality in Higher Education for individuals with Visual, Hearing and Mobility (ViHeMo) impairments and offering flexible learning and virtual mobility.
  • Reform the operation of Accessibility Units in Partner Countries from Maghreb and equip them with advanced computer-based Assistive Technologies to support Students with Disabilities.
  • Build capacity and professional development for administrative and academic staff to design accessible and inclusive DE programmes and deliver novel services through the Accessibility Units for Students with Disabilities.
  • Involve students with ViHeMo impairments in user-centred design so that accessibility and usability are achieved in conjunction, and the links between education and society are strengthened.

Implementation & Results

  • State-of-the-art analysis on the accessibility of Distance Education (DE) programmes, web-based platforms, and educational materials.
  • Development of suitable digital formats of educational material for students with disabilities in terms of accessibility, usability and educational efficacy through the study of end-user requirements.
  • Adaptation and delivery of an open-source DE web-based platform that best serves the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Reform the operation of the academic Accessibility Units to provide support services to students with disabilities in Partner Countries from Maghreb.
  • Training of trainers (administrative and academic staff) in Accessibility Units to train end-users (teaching staff and students with disabilities) in applying accessible and inclusive DE programmes.
  • Development of dissemination and exploitation of the InSIDE project deliverables at an international level.