Blind World Magazine

Summer computer camp for young people with visual impairments.

January 27, 2006.
National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children.

Look is the UK partner organisation of the Association of the ICC. Each summer, Look Technology organises for a group of staff and visually impaired young people to attend the camp.

The International Computer Camp (ICC) is an EU funded non-for-profit event for young people with a visual impairment. It is now in its 13th year and attracts participants and staff from all over Europe and beyond. The ICC is hosted by a different European country each summer.

In its thirteen years the camp has taken place in: Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovenia, The United Kingdom, Switzerland and Hungary. The camp will next be held in Berlin, Germany, in August 2006.

ICC 2006, Berlin - Adventure, Culture and Technology!

13th International Computer Camp.

Brandenburgische School for the Blind and Partially Sighted

Berlin, Germany

Dates for the summer: August 4th - August 12th, 2006.

Age group: 16 - 21 year olds.

A unique event involving visually impaired young people from over 15 different countries within and beyond Europe.

Spend a week in a multicultural, international environment; choose from a wide range of interesting workshops on the latest information-communication and computing technologies and tutored in English by international specialists; and enjoy a busy leisure and cultural programme of activities and outdoor pursuits.

A UK group of up to 8 participants will be attending the camp, accompanied by 3 experienced staff members. Places are available to visually impaired 16 to 21 year olds with an interest in technology and a thirst for adventure and cultural experience.

The estimated maximum cost per participant is 350. However, as on previous years, partial or complete funding is available on request thanks to the involvement of the national charity, Victa Children Ltd., which has kindly sponsored the event for UK participants. All abilities are catered for although a basic knowledge of Windows and the QWERTY keyboard layout are useful.

If you would like to find out more about the camp or would like an application form please either contact Look's Technology Co-ordinator at, or alternatively download an information folder and application form available at the bottom of

Please enquire early to save disappointment. The closing date for applications is April 20th 2006. Places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will go to those who have not attended the camp before.

Libby Hopton, Technology Co-ordinator for Look

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