Erasmus+ project Towards a Multisensory and Inclusive Museum for Individuals with Sensory Disabilities

KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, KA202 - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Acronym: ToMIMEUs

Code of the project: 2019-1-RO01-KA202-063245

Period: 1.11.2019 - 31.08.2021

The Erasmus+ Tomimeus project refers to issues of access to museums for individuals with sensory disabilities based on the principles of Universal Design and Universal Design of Learning and the values of the inclusive education and the fundamental right of all people for access to cultural heritage. The need for cross disciplinary work and interagency partnerships is the basis of the proposed project, which aims to promote a multisensory and inclusive museum for individuals with sensory disabilities.
ToMiMEUs project aims to address the following objectives:

  • To enable museum staff becomes aware and update their knowledge about the barriers in museums for individuals with sensory disabilities and the techniques including new technologies that can enhance their access and inclusion to museums.
  • To create learning, cultural and social opportunities for individuals with sensory disabilities as well as within groups with and without disabilities in museums.
  • To promote the collaboration between museums and universities.
  • To point out the best practices and guidelines for the development of an accessible, multisensory and inclusive museum for visitors with sensory disabilities

Coordinator: Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Partner institutions

  • Universitatea Babes-Bolyai Romania
  • Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation Museum of Cycladic Art, Museum of
  • Cycladic Art, Greece
  • Panepistimio Thessalias, Greece
  • Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE University), Hungary
  • S.C. Atomo Ro S.R.L. Romania
  • Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey 
  • TCDD 1st Regional Directorate, Turkey
  • Udruzenje Balkanska mreza muzeja / Association Balkan Museum Network, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hagyományok Háza,  Hungary

Intellectual outputs

  • 1) A report on scoping regarding the need’s assessment study and literature review on accessibility in museums and people with sensory disabilities (vision and hearing) and examples of best practices in policy, practice and programmes in each country.
  • 2) The Project platform (portal) which will enable dissemination of public information and it will also act as a central point for partners’ collaboration throughout the project’s life, enabling information exchange of documents.
  • 3) A joint training material for professional development which will be based on the Scoping and the implementation of training material into the format of workshops.
  • 4) The adapted learning experiences through the creation of resources and social scenarios and stories for the development of activities and as well as collecting feed-back from children. 
  • 5) The inclusive learning experiences with the creation of activities for children with and without disabilities and videos that highlight the added value of interaction, adapted materials and development of inclusive activities. 
  • 6) A guide of best practices of differentiated and multisensory museum content and inclusive practices.
  • 7) A Dissemination Action Plan and Exploitation, Recommendations for policy makers and decision actors 



ErISFaVIA- Early Intervention Services for Families with Children with Vision Impairment and Additional Disabilities

ErISFaVIA - Early Intervention Services for Families with Children with Vision Impairment and Additional Disabilities, under the ERASMUS+ Strategic partnerships for school education,  Programme, Key Action 2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices 

Project Period: 1.09.2019- 31.08.2022

Code of the project: 2019-1-EL01-KA201-062886  


Coordinating institution: UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY [UTH], GREECE

Partner institutions:

  • 1. Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Departamentul of Special Education (UBB) Romania 
  • 2. Panhellenic Association of parents and friends of visually impaired people with additional handicaps (Amimoni), Greece
  • 3. Ayse Nurtac Sozbir Gunebakan Association for the Children with Multiple Disabilities with Visual Impairment and Their Families (ANSGA), Turkey
  • 4. Blindeninstitut München / Maria-Ludwig-Ferdinand-Schule, Germany,
  • 5. Istanbul Medeniyet University [IMU], Turkey,
  • 6. Liceul Special pentru Deficienti de Vedere Cluj-Napoca, [LSDV] Romania 
  • 7. Mali dom - Zagreb dnevni centar za rehabilitaciju djece i mladezi, Croatia
  • 8. St. Barnabas School for the Blind, Cyprus 
  • 9. Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of Visually Impaired Children with Additional Disabilities [SYZOI], Greece


Aim of the project

The present project aims to strengthen the profiles of the teaching profession of the staff in the partner schools and associations in four countries (Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Turkey), who are all involved in early intervention programs and services regarding children and students with visual impairment and additional disabilities (VIAD). The Erasmus+ ERISFAVIA project have three main targets: first, to trace and map all contemporary characteristics of family-oriented early intervention programs, secondly to reflect on professionals' needs who are involved in such programs, and third to enrich practice with relevant literature review. The outputs of the ErISFAVIA project will be as Open Educational Resources uploaded in the portal of ErISFAVIA project and therefore it could be further exploited by other teaching or supportive staff of students and children with VIAD all over Europe and internationally.


Intellectual outputs

  • IO1: Design and creation of the project collaborative  platform
  • IO2: Literature Review and Needs Assessment Study
  • IO3: Training Material - Design and Content 
  • IO4: Reflective logs and questionnaires 
  • IO5: Collation of case studies and research evidence
  • IO6: Best Practices Guide 
  • IO7: Dissemination and Exploitation 
  • ΙΟ8: Policy recommendations and Guidelines Report 

Project presentation ERASMUS+ ERISFAVIA http://erisfavia.sed.uth.gr/



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